(College Fix) A return to common sense discipline is what will keep many teachers at their posts
The headline of a Washington Post end-of-year column reads “America’s teacher shortage will last until pay rises.”
Heather Long, who has no education background and is not affiliated with anything education related, writes that other contributing factors to the teacher shortage include burnout from COVID-induced virtual instruction and the “constant scrutiny over any conversations involving history, racism and sexuality.
”The closest she comes to mentioning another key-but-often-omitted-for-narratives’-sake reason is towards the end of her piece: “There is no shortage of people who want to work in education, the report concludes, but there’s a scarcity of qualified teachers who are ‘willing to work at current wages and under current working conditions‘” (emphasis added).
Those “working conditions” would mean …Are poor salaries REALLY the reason for the current teacher shortage? | The College Fix