The US is in dire need of STEM teachers
There is a shortage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teachers in the United States. The shortages in the science field are not created equally; for example, in 2019, the number of secondary biology teachers far outweighed the number of certified secondary physics teachers. While recent initiatives have funded STEM credentialing opportunities, the number of available STEM teachers is still dwindling. Teachers report leaving the field due to difficulty with work-life balance, not enough compensation, and problems and stressors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers have realized they have marketable skills, which might make leaving the profession feel like more of an option today than ever before.
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