Real Teacher Shortage Statistics

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Mike Antonucci supplies the teacher shortage argument with real statistics in Intercepts.

“The 36,000 members of the Colorado Education Association are glad that an in-depth look at the looming educator shortage is finally being undertaken and that the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education have acknowledged the growing teacher shortage crisis and the need to retain existing educators,” wrote CEA president Kerrie Dallman in a December 31 editorial.

A few states to the east, Indiana State Teachers Association president Teresa Meredith criticized her state’s board of education. “They seem puzzled about why there’s such a teacher shortage,” she said.