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Quantifying an "alarming" teacher shortage

Posted on AllSides September 13th, 2022
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Two-thirds of U.S. public school superintendents say overall vacancies — including teachers and non-instructional staffers — are higher this year than last, a survey by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, found.

About 15% report a lot more openings, saying vacancy rates are 11%-30% higher than last year.

And 85% of superintendents in the AASA survey say they don't have enough applicants.

Why it matters: COVID-19 has accelerated a relentless national teacher shortage that has school districts taking desperate measures to fill classrooms even as students play catch-up from pandemic-era learning deficits.

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