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More than 230 teaching vacancies in Milwaukee public schools

The Milwaukee Public School District has more than 230 vacant teaching positions, according to its website. The district did not respond to repeated requests for comment from WISN 12 News, but according to the “Careers” tab of the MPS website, hundreds of teaching jobs are available throughout the district. The Milwaukee Teacher’s Education Association (MTEA) did not respond to requests for comment from WISN 12 News, but the president of the teachers’ union told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the vacancies resulted from “poor working conditions.” “I think pretty much everyone at this point knows a teacher who cut their teaching time short,” she said. “There’s a problem with recruiting and retaining teachers. We need federal government intervention. We need a state legislature that will put public school students first,” Amy Mizialko told MJS. MPS parents cited low pay and lack of support as other possible reasons for leaving. MPS teachers.”I think we’re not paying teachers enough, and I think we’re losing teachers because of that,” said Kristin Hackbarth, who has an eighth grade student in MPS. go to jobs that aren’t teaching jobs, because they pay better and they don’t use as much of their personal time at the time.” “Just not getting support from the ‘administration. I believe it starts at the top. If the top is strong, if they support their teachers, then the teachers are more willing to support them,” said Launita Dawson, a parent of a junior at Rufus King High School. district to manage teaching vacancies. WISN 12 News reached several districts: Oak Creek, Elmbrook, Kenosha, Racine, New Berlin, West Allis, Shorewood and Wauwatosa. Wauwatosa is the only district that responded with its numbers, saying that it currently has 28 teacher vacancies available and holding job fairs on August 11, 15, 17 and 23 at the Fisher Administration Building,” a district spokesperson said. “We are confident that we will have staff in place to warmly welcome students to our buildings on September 1 to kick off a successful school year.”

The Milwaukee Public School District has more than 230 vacant teaching positions, according to its website.

The district did not respond to repeated requests for comment from WISN 12 News, but according to the “Careers” tab of the MPS website, hundreds of teaching jobs are available throughout the district.

The Milwaukee Teacher’s Education Association (MTEA) did not respond to requests for comment from WISN 12 News, but the president of the teachers’ union told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the vacancies resulted from “poor working conditions.”

“I think pretty much everyone at this point knows a teacher who has cut back on their teaching time,” she said. “There is a problem with teacher recruitment and retention. We need federal government intervention. We need a state legislature that will prioritize public school students,” said Amy Mizialko at MJS.

MPS parents cited low salaries and lack of support as other possible reasons for MPS teachers leaving.

“I think we’re not paying teachers enough, and I think we’re losing teachers because of that,” said Kristin Hackbarth, who has an eighth-grader in MPS. “I think they go to jobs that aren’t teaching jobs, because they pay better and they don’t use their personal time as much at that time.”

“Just not getting support from the administration. I believe it starts at the top. If the top is strong, if they support their teachers, then the teachers are more willing to support them,” said Launita Dawson, a parent. of a junior at Rufus King High School.

The MPS isn’t the only district managing teaching vacancies. WISN 12 News reached several districts: Oak Creek, Elmbrook, Kenosha, Racine, New Berlin, West Allis, Shorewood and Wauwatosa. Wauwatosa is the only district that responded with its numbers, saying it currently has 28 teaching vacancies.

“The HR Division implements a variety of strategies to recruit staff, including, but not limited to, leveraging professional networks of current employees to increase awareness of available positions and hosting career fairs. August 11, 15, 17 and 23 at the Fisher Administration Building,” a district spokesperson said. “We are confident that we will have staff in place to warmly welcome students to our buildings on August 1. September to kick off a successful school year.”

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