A ‘National Teacher Shortage’? New Research Reveals Vastly Different Realities Between States and Regions
First national comparison of unfilled, full-time teacher roles shows that nine states are experiencing high vacancy rates
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A new report casts doubt on the narrative of a widespread “national teacher shortage,” finding instead that thousands of vacancies appear to be localized so far in nine states across the country.
Mapping the vacancies nationally, a recently published working paper and website crafted by three education researchers offers the latest, though incomplete, snapshot of reported teacher shortages.