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2 Out Of 3 School Districts In US Reporting Teacher Shortages, Survey Finds

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- There's a growing teacher shortage in the United States, and the potential crisis is set to extend into the fall. Across the nation, a Frontline Education survey found that two out of three districts are reporting a shortage.

At one high school in New Jersey, there are two dozen openings, all due to retirements. Fifty-six staff members at Hillsborough High School have retired or are planning to by the end of this month -- 38 of them are teachers.

Some say the problem was spurred by the pandemic and ongoing lack of interest in the career.

Administrators say low pay has been a deterrent for many teachers who feel they aren't compensated properly for the demands of the job.

Some districts are now offering signing bonuses to recruit teachers.

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