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Teacher shortages are a global problem – ‘prioritising’ Australian visas won’t solve ours

Teacher shortages are a global problem – ‘prioritising’ Australian visas won’t solve ours

Australia is facing an “unprecedented” teacher shortage. The federal government projects a shortfall of more than 4,000 high school teachers by 2025, but shortages are being felt across the board, especially in rural and remote schools, and in maths and science. One of the possible solutions being touted by politicians is bringing in more teachers from overseas. […] … learn more→

The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems

The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems

States have recently focused their efforts to reduce the nation’s teacher shortage by promoting strategies that “remove or relax barriers to entry” to quickly bring new people into the teaching profession. California, for example, allows teacher candidates to skip basic skills and subject matter tests if they have taken approved college courses. New Mexico is replacing subject skills tests […] … learn more→