Parents say [Thurgood Marshall Elementary School] does not have a certified teacher for either third or fourth grade so they combined the grades and hired a sub. "It's terrible. How can you have a third and four grade combined and don't have a teacher for five weeks and you have a substitute teachers," asked parent Saymende Lloyd.
A school spokeswoman said Chancellor Rhee was not in the officer to comment, but Rhee and the mayor have promised better schools. At Thurgood Marshall, the PTA president, who declined to go on camera, said the school is worse because of the teacher shortage.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Does DCPS have a shortage of teachers?
That what WJLA is reporting. It looks like Chancellor Rhee's plan to cull unaccredited and low performing teachers from DCPS's payroll may have been too successful.