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TEACHER are FLEEING from ST. LOUIS SCHOOLS!
TEACHING BLACK SAVAGES is simply not POSSIBLE!
Laura Sahaida says she didn’t have the resources to deal with students “who hadn’t acquired the social skills” of “more affluent children.”
St. Louis public school are among the most well funded in the nation. Yet they are a total disaster. Partially because the media and the left refuse to admit why things are so bad.
This latest article is full of code words and dances around the obvious. Teachers are afraid of the students in St. Louis public schools because they are so violent.
Missouri started a massive new forced busing program at this beginning of this school year. Students from the absolute worst performing and most violent schools are being shipped 30-40 miles to some of the best schools in the state.
Laura Sahaida knew teaching kindergarten at a low-performing elementary school in the city would be a tough job — but not like this. Just six days after she started at Ashland Elementary this school year, she decided to resign.
She was leaving each day feeling defeated. She had no teacher’s aide. She couldn’t control her classroom of 21 kindergartners, most of whom had not attended preschool.
“I had lessons planned for teaching them the routines and procedures. But I couldn’t get the class to sit still for five minutes,” said Sahaida, who previously had worked in the Kirkwood and Ladue school districts.
More than 50 teachers have resigned from St. Louis Public Schools in the past 10 weeks, putting the district in the difficult position of looking for replacements when there aren’t many applicants.
Half of those resignations came after the first day of school, according to the district. They are reflective of the high number of new hires in the 72-school city system and the challenges new teachers face when teaching in a city classroom for the first time.
“There are a lot of people coming to the district who can’t cut it,” said Mary Armstrong, president of St. Louis American Federation of Teachers Local 420. “They don’t feel it’s a fit for them and they’re quitting.”
The district employed about 1,900 teachers in June. Teacher departures this school year are about 25 to 30 percent higher than in recent years, district figures show.
Since last spring, the district has sent recruiters as far as Michigan and Mississippi in search of talented educators who could elevate the level of instruction in the struggling city school system. They have had to replace 207 teachers who accepted an early retirement package the district offered last spring to save money. An additional 187 teachers, principals and other staff resigned at the end of the year, most to take jobs at charter schools or districts in surrounding counties.
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