Thursday, July 12, 2007

Latin Teacher Shortage

It's true! There is a Latin teacher shortage! In the State of Maine there are over 60 Latin programs and some schools have waiting lists for Latin classes. There is a real worry that when current Latin teachers retire, there will be no one to replace them. You can read more about the the situation in Maine here. But you should also know that this isn't a regional shortage. It's a national shortage! Every spring and summer, schools are trying to find candidates to fill teaching vacancies.