Krystal and Saagar have James Li break down the causes of America’s teacher shortage and how the problem can be fixed
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Sadly true. Many states create so many unnecessary economic and educational barriers to becoming a teacher. Even people with Masters Degrees cannot teach their subjects in schools despite many years experience successfully doing so in other states. This teacher shortage is self-inflicted. And yes, teachers need to be paid a living wage everywhere, because no one deserves to go broke…especially the fully employed.
What James Lee said was exactly my experience. A few years ago I went to a school board meeting where teachers came out to protest the school board’s decision to hire 13 new administrators while they fired 50 teachers due to a “budget shortage.” I thought maybe that was an isolated incident. But it looks like this is a widespread phenomena.