Re: Teachers salary in Memphis (near Memphis)
Posted by tony on 4/22/08
In addition, Memphis has made real efforts at
> reducing class size in inner city schools, so it's rare to
> an elementary class over 20 children, and primary grades are
> often under 15-16.
> Do not expect parental support, but if you've got a good
> on classroom management, Memphis schools aren't as hard as
> make them out to be.
Hah! Don't be don't be confused. Teachers are assaulted in MCS
and it is often swept under the rug. Some teachers luck up on
fantasy schools such as this. Parents often give much more
support than administration. The Board needs to stop blaming the
parents and teachers for violence and failures. The real problem
is that the schools are nothing more than corporate America.
Memphis views a violent child's attendance as a dollar sign. Try
Shelby County if nothing more. It is really hard for some of us
in MCS-Don't take others' bad experiences for granted because
this district can and will turn on you as it pleases. To the
original postee ask yourself why MCS has one of the highest turn
over rates in TN.