America’s new “national teacher shortage” is neither new nor national

America’s new “national teacher shortage” is neither new nor national

The narrative goes as follows. America is suffering from a nationwide teacher shortage. Teachers have been leaving the profession for years, but recent stresses from the pandemic and the culture war have caused the entire profession to hit a tipping point.

Educators are leaving in droves. School leaders are using desperate measures to recruit. Some districts are offering five-figure bonuses. Florida is allowing military veterans without the usually required qualification of a bachelor’s degree to teach while taking college classes.

Some rural schools are even resorting to four-day school weeks. These stories are true. Some schools and subjects are facing desperate shortages. But the problem is hardly national and certainly not new.

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