Editorial: Retaining Talent - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial: Retaining Talent

Posted: Updated:
  • EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Disgrace"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Disgrace"

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:20:07 GMT
    Our editorial last week focusing on the breakdowns at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is justMore >>
    Our editorial last week focusing on the breakdowns at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:20:04 GMT
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News stationMore >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Best selling business author Jim Collins is quoted as saying "If I were running a company today, I would have one priority above all others: to acquire as many of the best people as I could …[because] the single biggest constraint on the success of my organization is the ability to get and to hang on to enough of the right people."

Take a moment and let's look at our Alabama schools like they were a business and teachers as CEO's of their classrooms.  Are we in Alabama investing enough in our teachers?  Are we devising ways to support and retain the best talent which way pay dividends to our children now and our country later?

Studies out of the University of Pennsylvania have shown that 30% of elementary and secondary school teachers leave the profession after 3 years and after 5 years that number rises to 50%.  Research also shows that you get better outcomes for children when those that are teaching them have the added experience of years in the seat.

Last week Alabama lawmakers passed SB143  - a bill that will pay a $5,000 salary supplement to those teachers that attain special certification.  Our hope is that bill will help retain those talented educators that might have otherwise left the profession and will be the beginning of our state putting its money in a place that all Alabamians will see a guaranteed return – retention of quality experienced teachers.

Copyright 2012  WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow