U.S. Poised to Eliminate Education Jobs
Estimates Say 80% of US Schools are Poised to Eliminate Jobs
Communication with schools from over 49 states has revealed that as much as 80% of US school districts are poised to eliminate jobs and freeze hiring. Though the government intended for new government-created jobs to make up for any educational job losses in the next three years, this recent survey shows that job cuts from schools alone, in just one year, could expunge all of the estimated 300,000 jobs the government plans to save or create.
54% of these estimated cuts are teachers, 9% support staff, 5% administrative, 31% unclassified (including maintenance and cafeteria workers). These cuts would raise the student/teacher ration from 15:1 up to 17:1.
The state of our education seems to be in dire straights. And even with recent increases in hiring, the school systems are not feeling the economic nudge and the futures of our children may suffer for it.