According to a new report from the League of Women Voters, Inc. of Charlotte - Mecklenburg, schools with high concentrations of students with lower socioeconomic status are much less likely to have principal and staff stability along with significant teacher experience and credentialing than schools with high percentages of more advantaged families. The report, "Important Statistical Trends in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools: A Comparison of Schools by Percent SES Composition" calls on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to acknowledge staffing issues, report on these issues annually, create and/or strengthen teacher retention efforts, and to "re-establish an Equity Committee of interested citizens that reflects the diversity of the community to focus on and assess progress on equity issues impacting student achievement." Click here to read the full report.
The League of Women Voters, Inc. of Charlotte - Mecklenburg is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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