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WEAC is working hard to advance solutions from frontline educators for solving staffing shortages in our schools. Teachers and education support professionals are leaving the profession at an unsustainable rate.

“There are an alarming number of teachers leaving the profession due to unrealistic workloads, low pay and a lack of input in school decisions. All of that exacerbates the situation we find ourselves in right now,” said WEAC President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen. “The educator shortage is putting additional stress on those of us who remain in the profession. And for students, it is causing disruption.”

Here is WEAC’s platform for easing the educator shortage: