The Education Exchange: What’s Causing the Teacher Shortage?

Not the “big quit,” but stepped-up hiring fueled by federal pandemic aid funds, a new nationwide study suggests.

Photo of Melissa Kay DilibertiAn assistant policy researcher at RAND, Melissa Kay Diliberti, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Diliberti’s recent report, which collects survey responses from school districts through the 2021-22 academic year, and how schools are expecting teacher shortages for 2022-23.

The report, “Districts Continue to Struggle with Staffing, Political Polarization, and Unfinished Instruction,” co-written with Heather L. Schwartz, is available now.

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