The Final Lesson

Milwaukee Public Schools will lose at least 503 teachers this spring, including 434 or more who will retire. As of early April, some 700 staffers of all kinds had announced plans to leave. Many are doing so because of changes in retirement eligibility brought about by Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation. Can MPS’ 700-teacher hiring blitz make up the difference? Sources: MPS and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction *as of April 4, 2013. Homepage image via Shutterstock. Comments comments

Milwaukee Public Schools will lose at least 503 teachers this spring, including 434 or more who will retire. As of early April, some 700 staffers of all kinds had announced plans to leave. Many are doing so because of changes in retirement eligibility brought about by Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation. Can MPS’ 700-teacher hiring blitz make up the difference?

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MPS and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction *as of April 4, 2013. 
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Abby Callard was an assistant editor at Milwaukee Magazine from 2012-2014. Her journalistic pursuits have seen her covering the Hispanic community in mid-Missouri, politics in Washington, D.C., art and culture for Smithsonian magazine, the social enterprise space in India and health care in Chicago. Abby has a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.