K-12 schools scramble for teachers weeks before classes start because of COVID burnout

Posted on AllSides July 25th, 2022
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Education, Teachers, Coronavirus Fatigue
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America’s public schools are struggling with a wave of departures by COVID-fatigued teachers just weeks before the first day of class.

The Memphis-Shelby County Schools on Friday held interviews for retired teachers looking to return to the classroom under a new Tennessee law. The 6,000-teacher district has 200 vacancies less than three weeks before school begins.

In Maryland, Montgomery County Public Schools has 400 teaching vacancies. According to the school system, 1,070 teachers resigned or retired from Sept. 1 to July 7, a 38% increase from 775 during the same...

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