February 16, 2022

WEAC Platform for Solving the Educator Shortage

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WEAC is working hard to advance solutions from frontline educators for solving staffing shortages in our schools. Even before the pandemic, teachers and education support professionals were leaving the profession at an alarming rate – and the problem is getting worse.

“There are an alarming number of teachers leaving the profession due to unrealistic workloads, low pay, and a lack of input in school decisions. All of that exacerbates the situation we find ourselves in right now,” she said as part of a national news story. “It is putting additional stress on educators and education support professionals. And for the student experience, that disruption is causing a lack of consistency from day to day.”

Our union recently held a town hall with state legislators to lay out real-life experiences, as well as to fill them in on legislation we think would help make things better for students and educators.

Here’s our platform for easing the crisis: