Teaching is a rewarding job. Yet, despite the accolades about the profession, the number of persons preparing for the profession is dwindling.
“We have a crisis in education and our district is starting to see that,” Homewood District 153 Superintendent Scott McAlister told school board members at a recent meeting. The district’s three schools – Willow, Churchill and James Hart – opened with a full complement of certified teachers, but “we are now using third-party agents to go out and get candidates for open positions, specifically special education and PE.”
McAlister said he doesn . . .