Administrators return to teaching to fill shortages
Teacher shortages are worse than ever this year, reports Hannah Natanson in the Washington Post.
"Pandemic-induced teacher exhaustion" may be kicking in. Teachers are being asked to close ever-wider achievement gaps, while dealing with students' emotional, mental and behavior problems, in the middle of a culture war.
Arizona will hire teachers who haven't yet finished their degrees, while Florida will open teaching jobs to military veterans who've earned 60 college credits with a 2.5 (C) grade-point average.
Tucson schools may use virtual math teachers.
Other districts will send central-office administrators to classrooms, reports Natanson. I can envision some benefits in showing administrators how their policies are affecting teaching.