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Election season in Waltham: The School Committee candidates

Posted by Ralph Ranalli October 22, 2007 10:30 AM

WALTHAM/POLITICS

This is the first installment of three sets of candidate profiles for Waltham's School Committee, City Council At-Large, and Mayoral races in 2007. Today we examine the five School Committee candidates who are seeking three seats on the committee, which they will hold for one two-year term.

Each candidate's profile is followed by a short sound bite from the School Committee Candidate Forum held on Oct. 11.

Since 2001, the Waltham Schools have hired 40-50 new teachers each year mostly to replace retirees, according to a September interview with Waltham Assistant Superintendent Emile Rosenberg. Nationwide, districts face difficulties finding enough foreign language, math, science and special education teachers.

Listen to each candidate describe why they think teacher shortages are becoming more common, and what they think should be done to recruit and retain more qualified teachers.

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