APS special education teachers cite low morale in survey

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A new survey finds the morale of Albuquerque Public Schools special education teachers is “very low.”

The report, commissioned by APS and the Albuquerque Teacher Federation, found nearly half of educators don’t feel the district’s special education department is effectively managed.

Less than half of the current special education teachers and staff would recommend the district as a good place to work.

Superintendent Raquel Reedy says the union and district are putting together a committee to help improve morale.

The study interviewed 402 teachers and staff by phone during a two and a half week time period in late June.

Though 89 percent of interviewees felt their work benefits students at APS, many also reportedly stated they felt overworked and did not feel they were adequately compensated for additional time spent on mandated tasks.

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