Austin high school missing key teachers

March 21, 2014
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There aren’t enough teachers at Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy.

Chicago Public Radio reporter Linda Lutton
recently described the situation at the 9-12 school, one of three on the former Austin High School campus.

This is what two of a dozen students told Lutton, a veteran education reporter for WBEZ:

“We need a music teacher,” says senior Kendale Brice.

“We need a Spanish teacher,” adds senior Janiqua Johnson.

“Last year we didn’t have a Spanish teacher, so we had to take Spanish online,” Kendale says.

“We need a science teacher—which is biology and forensic science,” says Janiqua. “We need an English teacher for juniors and seniors.”

Students are especially concerned about how the lack of teachers will affect their ability to take the ACT and apply for college. Less than 200 students attend Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy.

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