Survey: Albuquerque special ed teachers face 'low morale'

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new survey shows special education teachers and staff at New Mexico's largest school district feel they are undervalued and overworked with "very low" morale.

The Albuquerque Journal reports a 73-page survey report commissioned by Albuquerque Public Schools and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation union found that nearly half of educators don't feel the district's special education department is effectively managed.

According to the survey, which was conducted in June and July, only about two-fifths of special ed teachers and staff would recommend the district as a good place to work.

The report also says many special education educators see their workload as too much.

Albuquerque Superintendent Raquel Reedy says the union and the district are putting together a committee made up of special education staff to help improve morale.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com


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