- Job creation for public teachers have not kept up with growing student enrollment, resulting in a 307,000 shortfall in teaching jobs, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
- The data sheds light on the ongoing teacher shortage: teaching jobs increased at the same pace as student enrollment until 2008, when 60,000 jobs were lost after the Great Recession.
- Teachers have gone on strike in recent years calling for higher wages and more funding — and new strikes may be on the horizon next week.
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