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‘We’ve Got the Solution for Teacher Shortage Crisis in Chabad Schools’

In the dynamic and vibrant world of Chabad Chinuch, a pressing issue has emerged – the scarcity of a new generation of dedicated teachers. Across Chabad schools nationwide, there is a recurring struggle to fill classrooms with qualified and passionate educators. Full Story

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Great initiative
November 29, 2023 5:54 pm

Firstly, this is a wonder initiative so thank you very much.
Secondly, I would like to point out, there is no shortage in talent, there are many many talented young men and woman ready to do a great job in chinuch, if only it was feasible, unfortunately the pay for chinuch makes it nearly impossible to raise a family, and is also a big part of the high turnover rate in schools.

And... what about Shazak?
November 29, 2023 7:58 pm

In addition, why not sign up for an amazing educational and fun curicullum, by using Shazak?

No bashing, please!
November 30, 2023 1:04 am

It’s a great concept, and is very much needed. However…. parents pay tuition, in some cases (admittedly, not in all) more than they can really afford. It seems rather unfair to place an even greater burden on families, especially during these difficult times by asking them to contribute to these courses, which should be funded by the schools and Merkos. Secondly…. all these amazing courses are fantastic, but if schools don’t pay a competitive and TIMELY salary, all the training in the world won’t attract and retain educators. We keep going round and round on the same wheel and the… Read more »

Isaac
November 30, 2023 11:37 am

 I would like to offer a suggestion that could significantly contribute to attracting and retaining great teachers within the Lubavitch system: revisiting and enhancing the compensation and salary structures for our educators. As it stands, one of the prevailing challenges is the comparatively low salaries offered within our system. To build a strong and committed team of teachers, it is crucial to acknowledge that competitive compensation is a key factor that influences educators’ decisions to remain within or explore opportunities outside the Lubavitch system. Investing in higher salaries not only demonstrates our appreciation for the hard work and dedication of… Read more »

It's about practical financial arithmetic
November 30, 2023 12:47 pm

As an earlier post said – all the training in the world isn’t going to get teachers into classrooms if they can’t make a living. The living standard in our communities is very high, and as much as we’d like to deny it, it most definitely is about ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ – just witness the upsherinish parties, the bat-mitzvah extravaganzas, the bar mitzvahs. For a woman to be teaching, she has to have child care, a presentable shaitel (initial cost in the thousands of dollars) and the subsequient upkeep (average about $60 monthly if you’re not particular about… Read more »

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