Monday, October 12, 2015

Nevada Schools Face Acute Teacher Shortage.

AP (10/10, Rindels) reports that Nevada is struggling to fill nearly 1,000 vacant teacher positions using a variety of techniques including utilizing billboards, recruiters and even “a Clark County superintendent zip-lining through downtown Las Vegas in a superhero cape.” Nevada Board of Education President Elaine Wynn expressed deep concern over the shortage, saying that “I don’t think I’ve ever been this alarmed in my job as I have been” and “We’re going to all sink. This is horrific.” The article attributes the shortage to Nevada’s increasing population as well as the low pay and lack of respect that accompany the teaching profession.

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