Lots Of Teacher Turnover At Muskegon Heights

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich – Last summer Muskegon Heights previous emergency manager laid off staff who worked at the district and hired Mosaica Education to run its operations for the next five years.

According to Mosaica Education’s regional vice president, after just three months one in four of the new teaching staff has quit. That’s 20 of the 80 hired.

Reports showed Muskegon Heights has some of the lowest performing schools in the state. The district is currently trying to manage a multimillion dollar deficit.

All of these problems left state appointment managers with no other options but to privatize services.

According to Mosaica Education some teachers left in the beginning of the school year, there was no discipline police in place yet. Others left for better jobs with more pay and benefits.

The high school principal quit before the first week of class, the position was eventually filled in October.

1 Comment

  • Chris

    This article has a typo in that it should be discipline policy NOT police.

    To be more accurate the police that are there don't enforce the policy and laugh with the kids about their bad deeds. One teacher was sexually harassed by a student and had no option but to quit. Most of the kids seem to be on drugs and have no sense of boundaries. This leaves most of the staff questioning what is the parent's responsibility in making sure their kids become responsible adults? Shouldn't they, the parents, be held accountable to some degree for their children?

    Furthermore, the educational resources that were promised turned out to be nonexistent and each teacher was only allocated one ream of printing paper and told that they would have to purchase their own copying paper for all of their classes for the remainder of the school year.

    Equally important is the superintendent's complete lack of listening to anything other than what she thinks is best. Don't make promises you can't keep Mosaica! Most teachers left due to the lack of organization and unruly kids NOT for better paying positions as teaching positions are few and far in finding these days. Besides shouldn't Mosaica, a company that has other schools already established, have some sort of discipline policy and educational resources already established????

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