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A ‘serious problem’: Schools grapple with growing shortage of teachers and substitutes

The Sun Sentinel

SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL
NOV 01, 2021 7:00 AM

 

South Florida’s schools are suffering under a pandemic double-whammy: Not enough teachers, and not enough substitutes to fill in for them.

For substitutes, the stressful working conditions aren’t worth $15 an hour when they can make more at places like Walmart or Starbucks and also secure health care. Burnt-out teachers say the passion that keeps them coming back year after year is no longer worth their mental and physical well-being and personal lives.

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