Lawmakers must help fix growing teacher shortage

Editorials Jan 12, 2023 Across the country, there has been a loss of as many as 600,000 teachers from public education since January 2020, accordin...

January 19, 2023
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Editorials Jan 12, 2023 Across the country, there has been a loss of as many as 600,000 teachers from public education since January 2020, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. States are scrambling to find ways to fill the gaps. Last week, Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law an effort to bring back to teaching those who had left the profession but need only an easier pathway to come back. State Reps. Mary Lightbody, D-Westerville, and Adam Bird, R-New Richmond, introduced House Bill 554 as another way to lighten the load on those teachers who are trying to do it all, in Ohio schools.