D.C. Parents Concerned About Alleged Teacher Shortage

ABC News writes:

After millions of dollars in renovations, some parents claim McKinley Tech High School still suffers a critical shortage of teachers.

“We asked what’s going on, why there’s no teachers,” said Monica Lowe. “They made false promises.”

Her son is a junior at McKinley. After weeks of school, his Algebra II/Trigonometry class is on its second substitute teacher, she says.

“Parent-teacher conference is next Friday, October the third, Mr. Ford, and we have yet to receive a teacher,” Lowe told ABC 7/NewsChannel 8 reporter Sam Ford Friday.

McKinley’s not alone. ABC 7/NewsChannel 8 visited Thurgood Marshall Elementary School last week and found classes with only substitute teachers. One classroom with a permanent teacher had 46 students.

The teachers’ union blames schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.

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