There are 307,000 unfilled teacher jobs across the US right now
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The student population is growing - and not enough teaching jobs are available to keep up.
A new report found that since the Great Recession of 2008, the country lost 60,000 jobs in education. Not only that, but 247,000 more teaching jobs should have been created to keep up with growing student enrollment as the population increases.
This has resulted in a shortfall of 307,000 teaching jobs - meaning there are over 300,000 educators currently needed right now.
The data sheds light on an ongoing national teacher shortage. Back in 2008, teaching jobs increased at the same pace as student enrollment. Since the Great Recession, or after 60,000 jobs were lost, job creation in education never kept pace with the growing student enrollment.
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