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By Barbara Grimm
Everyday Education 

Where Have All The Teachers Gone?


Last updated 1/11/2016 at 10:47am

Thomas Jefferson penned the words, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”

“An educated citizenry” results from a vitally important group of dedicated individuals called teachers. And yet a cursory search of Google and newspaper headlines suggests that we are facing a teacher shortage of epic proportions in the U.S. These articles use words like “teacher shortage,” “plummeting morale,” “ongoing struggle,” and “revolving door.” The Aug. 25, 2015, edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times cites low salaries, inadequate funding,...

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