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Staffing shortages at school districts across America cause cancelations, anxiety among parents

Teachers report being 'tired,' and some are even bracing for the shortages to get worse


November 17, 2021

School staffing shortages are plaguing districts from coast to coast. Classes have been canceled, principals are picking up mops and brooms to fill in for other positions, and some students have even stepped up to fill in vacant jobs following the coronavirus.

"The reality is that these districts just don't feel they have any other options than canceling school for the day. This should serve as a wakeup call that we need to do better by our students and our public schools," Colorado Education Association President Amie Baca-Oehler said last week, according to USA Today.

"There's an overwhelming sense of exhaustion," she added.


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