Florida has a statewide teacher shortage, and Alachua County is no exception. There are currently 3,000 classrooms across the state without a certified teacher. This equates to close to 300,000 children without a permanent classroom teacher.
In Alachua County Public Schools, there are 16 classrooms without a certified teacher, and an additional 15 vacant instructional support positions (i.e. school counselors, social workers, media specialists, etc.). Across the state, enrollment in colleges of education is less
than half what it was years ago.
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