It’s no secret that we have a serious shortage of teachers in the United States.
But what many students don’t know is that we also have a shortage of teaching experience.
In a 2015 study by the National Science Foundation, more than one-third of American teachers had not completed a high school diploma, and nearly one-quarter had not even completed an undergraduate degree.
And yet, this year, there are signs that we are starting to see a new wave of job openings.
The number of people seeking teaching positions has been rising across the board.
In fact, there’s been a dramatic increase in hiring for high school teaching positions in the past year, according to data from the American Association of Colleges and Employers.
As we enter the middle of the school year, it’s important for schools to recognize that we’re in a teacher shortage.
But while it’s clear that more needs to be done to recruit and retain the best teachers, we can’t neglect the fact that teachers are a critical part of our school communities.
As the new academic year gets underway, we need to continue to encourage teachers to pursue their passion and education, and to stay in their homes.
The good news is that schools can help.
A great teacher can help students succeed.
What we’re seeing in our classrooms isn’t happening overnight.
There are many challenges to get teachers to work full-time, but we can all take a moment to look back on the great teachers who have helped make America what it is today.
What we’re trying to do today is make sure that we all can be a part of the solution.