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Here's a low-cost strategy that could help address teacher shortages

Concerns about teacher shortages are a prominent feature of today’s educational landscape. While there aren’t shortages across the board, states are clearly hurting when it comes to hiring in some subject areas. The U.S. Department of Education compiled an annual report on teacher shortage areas and in 2017-18, 49 of 50 states reported statewide shortages in at least one subject area.

This raises the concern that hard-pressed schools may increase class sizes or place teachers in subject areas outside of their expertise, and that schools also cannot be as selective in hiring, adversely affecting teacher quality.


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