Report: Illinoisans worried about staffing school shortages

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The Illinois Education Association's Education Report released Thursday

 Put a focus on staffing shortages in schools across the state

"We found that Illinoisans see a direct correlation between the shortages & student performance," IEA President Kathi Griffin said''

"They feel that if we don't have enough talented professionals in our schools, it will affect our students' ability to learn."

"We've made significant investments in the teacher pipeline, which has to enhance the teaching profession,

Increased teacher retention & increase in salaries of Teachers the ISBE statement Read

"But as the IEA report shows, there is still persistent shortages of underfunded schools & hard-to-staff subjects."

Proposed Teacher Pipeline Grant program would provide $70 million per year for the next 3 years to help districts with the largest shortages