The media is awash with reports on the “teacher shortage.”
I have been less-than-impressed with most of their reporting.
However, there have been a few pieces that seem to have gotten it right.
(By the way, talk of a “teacher shortage” is nothing new – it was all the rage seven years ago, when I published The Best Articles & Posts About The “Teacher Shortage”).
Here they are (you might also be interested in The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions):
This is a good piece by Anne Lutz Fernandez: There are lots of bad ideas for solving the teacher shortage, but not enough for improving the profession.
Are teachers leaving the classroom en masse? is from Vox.
Decades of villainization caused our mass teachers’ exodus appeared in The Hill.
I wrote about the sudden rise of a scary news narrative—the Great American Teacher Shortagehttps://t.co/bmRrfMhzZT
I’m prepared for mad comments, but best as I can see, the “new catastrophic national shortage” is neither new, nor national, nor a catastrophic shortage
— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) August 24, 2022
How Bad Is the Teacher Shortage? Depends Where You Live. is from The NY Times.
How Bad Is the Teacher Shortage? What Two New Studies Say is from Ed Week.
A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S. is from The Learning Policy Institute.
Why Are Fewer People Becoming Teachers? is from Education Next.
5 Strategies States Are Using to Fill Teacher Shortages is from Ed Week.
— Danielle Sanderson Edwards (@drdsedwards) December 1, 2022
All Teaching Shortages Are Not Equal: 4 Takeaways From New Research is from Ed Week.
Policymakers Should Ring In The New Year With Action To End Teacher Shortages is by Linda Darling Hammond.
Most of the US is dealing with a teaching shortage, but the data isn’t so simple https://t.co/ZizR5kSFYK
— Paul Bruno (@Paul__Bruno) February 12, 2023
This seems to be the most complete and accurate analysis that I’ve seen about how we teachers are doing these days. https://t.co/djiIapeabO
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) June 27, 2023
New: There are a lot of warnings signs about the American teaching force right now. So what should policymakers do?
I offer nine big, research-informed ideas.https://t.co/zuZN32MO2z
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) June 28, 2023
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) July 10, 2023