September 1, 2022

NYC educators raise concerns about students' mental health, academic struggles

See the entire story by Vanessa Murdock at CBS New York.

NEW YORK – As students head back to the classroom, there is no shortage of challenges for them or teachers to tackle. To make matters worse, many districts must deal with a teacher shortage. CBS2's Vanessa Murdock went to the steps of City Hall, where educators gathered to shed light on what they call an education crisis.

With signs declaring "Mental health support needed" and "Diverse students need diverse teachers" and questioning "Where's our curriculum?," Educators for Excellence revealed the results of a new survey conducted by the nonprofit.

"What we're alarmed by is the mental health crisis and the academic crisis in our schools," Educators for Excellence cofounder Evan Stone said.

He says results from "Voices from the Classroom: A Survey of New York City Educators" are a stark reminder of challenges New York City schools face.

To read the entire article, visit CBS New York.