"Like many states, we do have a shortage of teachers in specific subject areas and certain schools and geographies," said Hannah Dietsch, assistant state superintendent of education for talent in the state Department of Education.
“One possible solution is to make it more lucrative for retired teachers to resume their duties,” said state Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall, a certified elementary school teacher himself. “When they retire and leave, replacing them is problematic at best.”
In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.
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