Illinois teacher shortage persists, survey finds Cost of teaching degree followed by low pay, benefits, seen as obstacles

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GRAPH: IARS Number Positions Filled by Subs and Retirees per
Year. As teacher positions remain vacant, schools sometimes
rely on substitute teachers and retired educators to fill them.
The number of permanent jobs held by temporary workers has
increased rapidly since 2022.
Source: 2023-2024 Educator Shortage Report, page 54