Michigan Needs Teachers
With Michigan ranking in the bottom when it comes to academic's and the overly depressed economy in certain Michigan schools it's no surprise that we now have a shortage of teachers.
I went to Civic Park Elementary growing up as a kid. It wasn't too far away from where I lived. I would walk there every morning by myself across Haskell park just to make to class.
I had my first kiss at that school, and I also had my first fight. You can say that I've got a lot of memories coming from that building. But now if you drive by Civic Park it looks like an abandoned building. Windows busted out and I'm sure the inside looks way worst than the outside.
My point is that these decrepit buildings and poor neighborhoods add to the disappearing of good teachers in Michigan along with other factors. Hopefully in the future with the addition of new plants and new businesses we can funnel some of that tax money back toward our schools.
Across the state, many low-performing schools struggle to recruit and retain teachers. It can be seen in cities like Battle Creek, where a quarter of the district's staff has left each year for the past three years. Just this month, Flint schools announced they were short 30 teachers and are using counselors and administrators to supervise classrooms.