Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 6:00 am (Updated: September 22, 6:20 am)
As an unemployed teacher, I spend my days waiting by the phone for one of Toni McGriff’s principals to call seeking me to help the Roane County school system improve their achievement-test scores and correct the extreme gender-ratio imbalance among the teachers in our K-8 grade schools.
Only about 15 percent of teachers in our K-8 grade schools are males. About 7 percent of the men are regular classroom teachers, while the remaining 8 percent are coaches and/or physical education teachers. Therefore, about 85 percent of the teachers in our K-8 grade schools are women.
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