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Falling short.

As Betsy DeVos settles into her new office at the Department of Education, she has some major issues to contend with, other than her complete lack of experience. Setting aside the apocalyptic narrative about American children falling behind other nations, and the boogeyman narrative about “bad teachers” who are causing the problems, DeVos will need a remedy for a seldom-discussed bleak reality: teacher shortages. Just a quick search of the term reveals news reports from this month about severe shortages in Florida, South Carolina, California, and Washington. In my home state of… Read more Falling short.