Earlier this year school official's in Rhode Island fired the entire teaching staff at Central Falls High School because of poor student performance. In Antioch, California much the same happened in May of this year when at least 18 teachers lost their jobs because of poor performance on standardized tests. In both cases many pointed out that it's all too easy to blame teachers when schools and students fail.
But is that a fair assessment? We continue our summer series on education with teachers.
We talk with three teachers from different grades in the Clark County School District about the challenges they face during the school year and what they are concerned and hopeful about as the 2010-2011 school year is set to begin.
Melissa Russell, K-5 art teacher, Whitney Elementary School Ernie Rambo, teacher, Johnson Jr. High School Rebecca Vega, 3rd grade teacher, Helen Herr Elementary School Joseph Lin, math teacher, Rancho High School
Is their outlook this year the same as in years past? That they have to more and more with less and less. That they have to pay out of pocket for supplies and materials local government should pay for while getting their own salaries slashed?Jim in Henderson –Aug 26, 2010 09:19:18 AM