Many people are seeking full time jobs.
Teachers are quitting because they are poorly paid, poorly supported, evaluated by how their students pass standardized testing, blamed for everything by crappy parents and right wing extremists. Am I missing anything?
THERE IS NO TEACHER SHORTAGE. Read pages 3-8 of the report you linked. THERE IS NO TEACHER SHORTAGE.
Are you talking about the first article that is using data points from 2012?…
I'd love to see folks argue against these rock solid points.
Nobody wants to teach in cities where no students can read, they’ll be threatened, and where they have to be a father figure.
Hop onto the job postings of your local school district.
My local school district currently says they can’t fill 20 teaching positions. How is that not a shortage?
Ok, so you’re saying the pay is low?
There is a teacher shortage in many districts that are not as desirable to live/teach in. So although there may be an approximate equal number of supply of teachers with the demand overall in the country, as the study showed, the reality is people don't just move willy-nilly to fill open positions (especially if pay, support and resources are low).
Paterson, NJ is giving a $7500 signing bonus to new teachers and Newark is doing $4000. That doesn’t happen without a shortage. Paterson currently has 130 openings.
just say the *-word, I know you want to
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My teacher friends tell me that the number one reason for their misery is lack of respect from parents. It is not unusual for only one or two parents out of a whole class to show up semiannual student teacher conferences, much less PTA meetings. Yes, shoving politics in the way doesn't help, low pay (in some districts) doesn't help and neither does the bureaucracy.
Bu the abdication of parental responsibility is what makes the job so hard.
I’d say they fit the definition of “crappy parents”. By right wing extremists I was referring to the book banning and suppressing history types of folk.
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I am very busy 95% of the time in my job but on that rare occasion when I finish all of my projects amd have 2 hours free, I am miserable. People don't want to teach because they want jobs that challenge them.
All my teachers friends would last 6 months in a high pressure corporate/engineering/business environment. I've witnessed this firsthand a couple of times...
Not sure where they are going to find other work.