By Jade Scipioni 

Teacher shortages across the country are getting so dire that they’re forcing some school districts to live stream lessons, replacing educators in many classrooms.

According to The Wall Street Journal, tens of thousands of high school students nationwide are now getting lessons taught by a remote teacher to occupy many hard-to-fill positions in areas like science, math and special education.

All 50 states and Washington D.C. have reported teacher shortages over the last few years. The U.S. Department of Education said the number of people completing teacher programs has dropped from 217,506 in 2011 to 159,598 in 2016.

Colin Sharkey, executive vice president of the Association of American Educators, a California-based nonunion professional organization, told FOX Business that he isn’t surprised that more and more districts are leveraging online education tools. 

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