Teacher shortage continues to worsen in Colorado

DENVER - Schools in Colorado continue to see a shortage of teachers. It is drawing concern as we approach the new school season. 

It is typically a problem in small towns, but it is a growing problem that is starting affect all areas of Colorado. 

According to KDVR, there are around 3,000 to 3,500 open positions every year. Nearly 30 percent of current educators are nearing retirement with science and math teachers being among the highest demand.

State officials believe the main reasons no one wants to teach is:

  • The perception of the industry
  • The high cost of college education
  • The paycheck

An action plan is expected to start taking effect by December 1.

For more on this story, visit KDVR's website

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