School is a rite of passage in America, for some, it begins in pre-school or kindergarten and is considered complete after high school often followed by obtainment of a trade or degree from a higher institute of learning.
When researching a school, people tend to look for the student to teacher ratio. The number can help applicants determine whether a student receives a preferred amount of undivided attention and support.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported on their website under Back to School Fast Facts, that approximately 50.7 million kids in the United States were registered to attend a public school in fall 2017. It also stated that 3.2 million teachers were expected to be employed full time, resulting in a 16:1 student to teacher ratio.
In other words, for every sixteen public school students, there is one teacher. Last week, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) released a press announcement, detailing their initiative to combat the shortage of teachers.
To read the rest of the story, please visit the Milwaukee Courier webpage.