PA Teacher Shortage Grows

Schools across the Commonwealth are sounding the alarm as the substitute teacher shortage grows.

It is a problem that existed long before the pandemic and it seems to get worse day after day.

Schools have utilized student programs and guest teacher programs but it’s still not anywhere near enough.

“In some cases you have retired teachers or former teachers who are now substitutes and some cases depending on the state of their certification they were limited in the number of days that they could serve as substitutes,” said Chris Lilienthal, the Assistant Director of Communications for PSEA.