As reported in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore County teachers are retiring in larger numbers this year, some citing changes such as Common Core and a new evaluation system, as reasons for their retirement.
The Essex Elementary School teacher is one of the more than 700 Baltimore County teachers who have decided to retire or resign this year, about 100 more than two years ago. It is the only school system in the Baltimore area that is reporting a substantial rise in the number of teachers leaving.
In Baltimore County, they are leaving for different reasons, some because they are past the retirement age of 65, others because they are moving to another profession. But some. . . have decided to leave because of the rapid reforms including a new curriculum and evaluation system.
Common Core will be the subject of this summer’s education session at the MACo Conference in August in Ocean City. Registration is now open for the conference.