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Turlock, CA: 'SPED teachers are leaving; ...overwhelmed with increased numbers of students'

May 25, 2018, Turlock (CA) Journal: Teachers, District clash over work conditions https://www.turlockjournal.com/news/education/teachers-district-clash-over-work-conditions/ … Rowell claims that teachers are fleeing the District for better pay and because of bullying by administrators, including increased pressure for teachers to go well beyond the work hours that they are compensated for. She added that the District’s failure to put a cap on classroom sizes and provide adequate support for both new hires and Special Education is taking a toll on teachers. “Special Education teachers are leaving because they are overwhelmed with the increased numbers of students to care for and provide services for. They stay a year maybe two – it’s one of the highest turnover rates in the County,” Rowell said. …