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Low Morale an issue with Maryland Teachers

February 8th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The latest poll results found that large class sizes, high levels of stress, exhausting burnout and staffing shortages are taking a toll on an overwhelming majority of teachers across Maryland. The Maryland State Education Association said “a crisis with unmanageable workloads, attrition among peers, and failure to hire enough staff in all school positions” is so prevalent that educators are more likely to leave the profession or retire early. Cheryl Bost, president of Maryland’s teachers union, said all of these factors are leading to low teacher morale in school system’s across the state. In a recent interview with WCBC News, Allegany County School Superintendent Jeff Blank was asked if low teacher morale is an issue of  concern for the local system…