Teacher Shortage Poses Education Crisis for U.S.

The U.S. is facing an estimated nationwide shortage of 300,000 teachers and school support staff for the upcoming school year.
In particular, North Carolina schools have seen a 27% increase in vacancies since last year and are entering the new school year with more than 4,400 vacant teaching positions. Many districts have begun offering signing bonuses to attract job candidates.
In an interview with ABC, Rebecca Pringle, president of the National Education Association, said, "We are concerned about the teacher shortages and staff shortages throughout this country, in rural and suburban and urban areas. And I will tell you that we know that if we don't have enough educators, then our students aren't going to have the one-on-one attention they need and deserve."

For More Information:

Read more about North Carolina teaching vacancies here.

Use the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Shortage Areas Report tool here

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