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The Challenges Of Being A Substitute Teacher During COVID-19: High Risk, Low Pay

Framed through a classroom window, a teacher conducts a class during the coronavirus outbreak at Roosevelt High School - Early College Studies, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Yonkers, N.Y.

Mary Altaffer

During COVID-19, Substitute Teachers Face High Risk, Low Pay And A Class Of ‘Roomies’ And ‘Zoomies’

School districts in Illinois and across the country are scrambling to find substitute teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The problem is part of a growing teacher shortage nationwide.

Reset takes a closer look at how the pandemic is exacerbating the substitute shortage in the Chicago area and how local districts are ramping up their recruitment efforts.

GUESTS: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter

Karen Ann Cullotta, Chicago Tribune reporter

Walt Stallings, substitute teacher in Chicago

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