CPS Faces Massive Teacher Shortage With First Day Of School Just Weeks Away
As Chicago Public Schools gears up for the first day of classes in a few weeks, the district is facing a significant teacher shortage.
That’s according to a recent WBEZ investigation that found about one in three CPS schools had at least one vacant traditional education or special education teaching position all year long. And the shortage doesn’t hit all schools equally. The problem is most prevalent in schools that serve majority black students.
Morning Shift checks in with WBEZ's Sarah Karp for more details.
GUEST: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter
LEARN MORE: Does Your CPS School Have Trouble Finding Teachers And Subs? (WBEZ 8/4/19)