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MD Teachers Union Comments on Staffing Shortages

February 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The head of the teachers union in Maryland says the staffing shortage issues have reached crisis level.  At a virtual press conference MSEA President Cheryl Bost was joined by state lawmakers and educators from across the state to highlight  legislative efforts to combat staffing shortages and improve educator retention and burnout. Bost said that educators in all school positions statewide are experiencing a crisis with unprecedented staffing shortages, unmanageable workloads, and climbing levels of burnout. A majority of Maryland educators report that classes are so large, stress levels so high, and staffing shortages so prevalent that they are more likely to leave the profession or retire early than they were before the pandemic…