Baltimore Teachers Union says teachers being let go
The Baltimore Teachers Union complained yesterday that some principals are now telling a small group of highly qualified teachers they won't have jobs for them in the fall.
The union says they believe between 25 and 100 teachers are in the midst of having to find new positions inside the system or in their schools because their current jobs will no longer exist next school year.
Some of the problem apparently comes from the fact that principals now control their own budgets and are cutting positions to balance their budgets.
Andres Alonso said yesterday that he doesn't know why this would be happening because school budgets have not yet been finally approved. A job fair will be held this weekend for teachers who are looking for new jobs.
Apparently, the teachers are not going to find themselves without a job, but they may have to take a position they consider less than ideal.