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Trib: Teaching shortage now famine

In a weekend editorial, Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments:

Idaho used to have a teacher shortage.

Now it has a teacher famine.

What's the difference?

With a shortage, a district might have trouble finding people in hard-to-fill slots such as higher-level math or special education.

In a famine, you suddenly have problems locating someone to teach American history and PE.

When there's a shortage, a school might have a shallow pool of applicants.

With a famine, there are no applicants at all. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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