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How To Address The Teacher Shortage

A teacher in a Hilliard schools classroom.
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A teacher in a Hilliard schools classroom.

This episode originally aired on June 24, 2021.

The demand for K-12 teachers exceeded supply in the country’s public schools by more than 100,000 in 2019, according to the Learning Policy Institute, a Washington-based education policy think tank.

Now, after more than a year of teaching through the pandemic, many teachers are left burned out and rethinking whether to stay in the profession.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we look at what’s driving the teacher shortage and how it might be turned around.


  • Madeline Will, reporter for Education Week
  • Peter Greene, senior contributor for Forbes
  • Dustin Miller, director of the EdD in Educational Administration and an assistant professor clinical in the Department of Educational Studies at The Ohio State University

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