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A missing part of the classroom: The teacher

“There are so many problems with education. COVID just magnified all of them. COVID maybe pushed people to retire,”

Erika Ferrando (WWL)

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Published: 7:59 PM MST February 11, 2022
Updated: 5:28 AM MST February 13, 2022

There’s an essential part of the classroom that is missing: It’s our teachers.

We are hearing about a massive teacher shortage nationwide, and teachers are feeling it too. About 55 percent of educators now indicate they are ready to leave the profession earlier than planned, according to a National Education Association survey conducted last year. Some teachers blame burnout caused by a shortage of teachers.

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