In school districts across the state there are vacancies. Teacher vacancies, para vacancies, food staff, custodians, bus drivers, nurses – schools across the state can’t find the staff that they need. Educators are leaving the profession or moving to other districts that offer better pay and working conditions. Louisiana needs to do more to keep these valuable teachers and staff in our schools. Policy makers at all levels of government are trying to find solutions, but they are missing the most obvious piece: ask the teachers and school employees.
We want to hear from you about what you think would help end Louisiana's school staffing shortages. Have you ever considered leaving? What makes you think about quitting? What makes you stay?
Study after study has demonstrated that the key to student success is a qualified, experienced teacher, but more and more of our students have teachers who haven’t finished their certification or are teaching outside of their certification. In order to ensure that all students have the teachers and staff they need to succeed, we need more people to choose education as a profession. Tell us what needs to change. What are your legislators missing? Responses on this survey will help inform our legislative agenda, policy positions, and political endorsements. Your responses will remain anonymous.
This is survey #3 in LFT’s Six Weeks Six Surveys campaign. Each week, we will send you a survey focused on a particular topic that is important to many of Louisiana’s teachers and school employees. This week, we are focused on Recruitment & Retention. Each survey should take less than 10-minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous.
These surveys are part of our efforts to prepare for the 2023 Legislative Session. The session begins on Monday, April 10th and ends on Thursday, June 8th. During these nine weeks, legislators will make decisions and pass laws that impact you, your students and our communities. It is vitally important that the experiences of teachers and school employees be centered in these discussions. Your responses on these surveys will ensure that the voices of educators are part of these discussions at the Capitol.
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