- Posted March 2, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Teachers: Worried about forced spending cuts?
Perserving at 50
The overall cuts in education are going to effect the quality of people teaching children today. School boards will be forced to choose between staffing their schools with experienced educators or new fresh college graduates. Teachers without tenur to protect their positions can be dismissed without recoarse, and then replaced with less qualified instructors.
Experienced educators like Polly Wilson who after teaching for twenty years at a small Kentucky private school was cut in order to make budget requirements. Mrs. Wilson though highly qualified, was unable to find a teaching position for the 2012 year. After seeking a teaching position, but failing to find one, Mrs. Wilson had to move back to her hometown and is now living with her mother.
Currently Mrs. Wilson is substituing, making ends meet with the help of her family. Mrs. Wilson is just one more statistic of the current economic trends. With the sequester cuts, more schools, teachers, and students will suffer.