Parents Concerned About Teacher Shortage

By Morgan Young

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Regina Boyd attended Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Montgomery County Board of Education meeting hoping to hear a plan from the system to hire and place more certified teachers.

“My daughter has no certified teachers,” Boyd said. “She has two long-term subs and a P.E. teacher.”

Boyd called it “unacceptable” that her daughter, a sixth grader at Goodwyn Middle School, has gone nine weeks without a certified teacher. She also said she never received a progress report for her daughter and the only grade posted online is a 100 in P.E.

“Every day she comes home with an attitude,” Boyd said. “She’s not doing anything in class. She gets worksheets, but she isn’t learning anything.”

Boyd said she is a former substitute teacher and knows they have a limited ability to teach the material.

“Standardized testing is coming up and right now my daughter is not up to par,” Boyd said. “It’s not fair to her or any of other students.”

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