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Addressing The Teacher Shortage


Last updated 5/1/2019 at 4:46pm

North Carolina has a teacher shortage. In some of the eastern, rural counties of the state, substitutes have been teaching since the beginning of the year. The shortage has become so severe in some counties that earlier this year Republican Rick Horner sponsored Senate Bill 399, which would allow retired teachers to work at Title I schools or schools that have received a D or F on their school report cards to return to the classroom without diminishing their retirement benefits.

“Hopefully, they’ll replace the substitutes who are working at our high-needs schools,” said Horner.


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