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LAUSD "TEACHER SHORTAGE"...is an Attack On 'Expensive' SENIOR Teachers.

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In proposing 'market forces' be allowed to resolve the current shortage of teachers what is actually being proposed is to degrade the very nature of what it is to be a highly competent well-trained and professional teacher in favor of a novice fresh-out-of-college untrained 20-something whose only attribute is that they cost less and are projected to not stay on for more than 3 years. One need only look at the clear disparity between what charter schools like PUC pay their teachers and what a unionized teacher at LAUSD makes to clearly understand the sole monetary motive for getting rid of expensive senior teachers in favor of unformed and informed inexpensive recent college graduates working on emergency credentials for little money.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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