DC Substitute Teachers Cite Low Pay, Lack of Benefits for ‘Mass Exodus’ | NBC 4

August 02, 2022
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On August 2, 2022, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Chart of the week: Ongoing substitute teacher shortages affect schools’ ability to function, was cited by NBC4:

According to a recent analysis from local research group D.C. Policy Center, the number of substitutes on the DCPS payroll has gone down from 987 at the start of 2020 to 501 in the first quarter of 2022. It’s not known exactly how many substitutes there are going into the upcoming school year, as D.C.’s public employee salary database has yet to update with the most recent quarter’s data.

Read more: DC Substitute Teachers Cite Low Pay, Lack of Benefits for ‘Mass Exodus’ | NBC 4

Related: Chart of the week: Ongoing substitute teacher shortages affect schools’ ability to function | D.C. Policy Center

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