中英對照讀新聞》COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff 武漢肺炎造成美國教師、職員嚴重缺額


2022/01/06 05:30

◎孫宇青

One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students’ lunchboxes, telling parents it’s "now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards and schools are moving back to online learning.

(美國)加利福尼亞州一個走投無路的校區,將傳單放入學生的餐袋帶回家,告知家長「學校正在招人」。在其他地方,有校長兼任交通導護,也有學校重啟線上教學。

Now that schools have welcomed students back to classrooms, they face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen.

自開放學生返校上課以來,學校面臨一項新挑戰:老師和職員不足,這種情況在某些地區更是前所未見。

Public schools have struggled for years with teacher shortages, particularly in math, science, special education and languages. But the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem.

公立學校缺老師的問題行之有年,尤其是數學、科學、特殊教育和語言學門,而新冠肺炎疫情使之惡化。

The stress of teaching in the COVID-19 era has triggered a spike in retirements and resignations. Schools also need to hire staffers like tutors and special aides to make up for learning losses and more teachers to run online school for those not ready to return.(AP)

疫情期間的教學壓力導致一波退休和離職潮,學校也必須另聘輔導老師、特別助手來補足缺額,也得有更多老師為還沒準備好返校的學生線上教學。(美聯社)

新聞辭典

flyer:名詞,(廣告)傳單。例句:I once worked as a flyer-sender during college.(我曾在大學期間打工發傳單。)

fill in:動詞片語,填寫;臨時代替。例句:Please fill in every blank on the paper.(這張紙上的所有空格均須填寫。)

the likes of:慣用片語,類似的人或物。例句:He will not date the likes of me.(他不會跟我這種人約會。)

  • 美國教育工作者在疫情壓力下紛紛離職。(美聯社檔案照)

    美國教育工作者在疫情壓力下紛紛離職。(美聯社檔案照)