Education advocates discuss teacher shortage

Education advocates discuss teacher shortage

The teacher shortage is here, and Chalkbeat has this article about it:

Educators met on Friday to share their budget proposals for next year, but an issue facing schools for years to come took center stage. Over the next decade, the New York State Educational Conference Board said about 180,000 new teachers will be needed. “We have a need for many many teachers, and we don’t see in the pipeline enough people being directed, students being directed, into education,” New York State Educational Conference Board Chair John Yagielski said. Yagielski said another issue is diversity. According to the board, students of color make up 56 percent of the state’s pupil enrollments, but 80 percent of teachers are white.

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