*by James C. Sherlock*

Just because I am interested and think you might be, I checked job satisfaction among the roughly 13,500 teachers in the employ of Fairfax County Public Schools — very few of whom have stood in front of live students in the last year.

I did that the real way, not opinion surveys but demonstrated supply and demand.

I first computed the number of classroom teachers in the FCPS system by dividing the number of pupils — 188,000 by the FCPS-advertised pupil to teacher ratio — 14 – 1.

I had to do that calculation because I could not find on the FCPS website any statistic on how many classroom teachers that system employs. That is where the 13,500 classroom teachers estimate come from. It is close enough.

I then examined the number of open teacher positions – less than 130 — being advertised by FCPS for the* 2021-2022 school year* on its website today.

That means only one of each 100 teacher positions is unfilled for *next school year*. On March 9th 2021. One percent unfilled for the fall. There is clearly fierce demand for those jobs.

Consider the tremendous leverage that can give the Fairfax County School Board over the various unions that claim to represent those teachers. Strike threats and such.

I then read the biographies of the twelve Fairfax County School Board members. They are a dozen of the most woke persons in the universe. Period.

They did not get elected to represent the kids.

So never mind.

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