February 21, 2022

Wisconsin Educators Welcome ‘Teaching Is a Profession’ Package

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State’s largest association of educators says proposals are a step forward to solve the school staffing shortage

The President of the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), teacher Peggy Wirtz-Olsen, is welcoming a package of proposed bills aimed at addressing the massive staffing shortages in Wisconsin’s K-12 schools. The following statement can be attributed to WEAC President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen:

“Teachers, support staff and parents continue to do everything we possibly can so students are successful, supported and safe. Ask any educator, in any school district. Our workload has dramatically increased – even before the pandemic and much worse now – as classes are combined, preparation time is eliminated and we are filling in for other grades and courses. Educators have brought forward our solutions to the educator shortage and this legislation shows that some lawmakers are listening.”

Related Information: See WEAC’s platform for solving the educator shortage here: /solutions-from-the-classroom-weac-platform-for-solving-the-educator-shortage/