With the start of the 2022-23 school year just a few weeks away, some Connecticut districts still have a number of teaching positions to fill.
“We need to have the resources that teachers need, and we need to pay salaries that are competitive with comparable jobs,” CEA Executive Director Donald Williams told NBC 30.
In an interview that aired during last night’s newscast, he explained that to keep teachers in the profession and attract new educators it’s essential to respect teachers as the professionals they are.
“This year in the legislature, we fought hard just to get 30 minutes of uninterrupted lunch time for teachers,” Williams said. “So it’s a constant battle for professional status in a time when more and more responsibilities and stresses are put on teachers.”
He continued, “We have to invest. Invest in our public schools. Invest in our educators and teachers, so that we make that investment in our students.”
Watch the full news segment below.