Teacher shortage could be helped by application changes
I have read for more than 10 years (and particularly since August — most recently Oct. 21) your articles on the lack of
teachers in the Charles County Public School system. My son attended schools in our system for his entire primar y education. He has applied to Charles County almost every year since he received his certificate to teach. He has, out of necessity, taught in other school systems, but due to his desire to move home, he has continued to apply to CCPS over the last few years.
Every year he has been asked to update his applica- tion. He must again contact all of his references because “nothing is retained from year to year.” He has not ever gotten beyond (who I must assume is) an administrative assistant. I assume this is not a performance issue, as he now has his master’s degree and tenure.
Although I do believe there is a shortage, I must question the validity of the efforts to remedy this situation. Perhaps there would not be a shortage if CCPS would remedy their application process.
Sandra K. Webb, Bel Alton