The Problem Isn’t A Teacher Shortage: It’s A Lack Of Innovation In How Teachers May Work / Forbes
Teacher shortages are reaching epidemic proportions. Fewer people with state-required credentials are available to teach, and surveys suggest that almost half are considering leaving the profession.
To “help,” states are lowering their hiring criteria and standards altogether. Missouri districts “have been rehiring retired teachers, training counselors and coaches to teach and even putting unqualified teachers in classrooms.” In Illinois, “Gov. JB Pritzker signed a law eliminating a requirement for teacher candidates to pass basic skills test to get an educator license.”
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