Public Schools Say Teacher ‘Fatigue’ Is Causing Massive Staffing Shortages Despite Being Home for over a Year

Public Schools Say Teacher ‘Fatigue’ Is Causing Massive Staffing Shortages Despite Being Home for over a Year


As public school cancellations abound across the nation, districts are citing “fatigue” and the need for teacher “mental health day[s]” as the cause for staffing shortages despite the fact that many teachers have been home for over a year due to the coronavirus, according to Fox News.

Colorado Education Association President Amy Baca-Oehler told USA Today that “there’s an overwhelming sense of exhaustion” amid some Denver-area schools returning to remote learning as a way to mitigate the effects of slim staffing. “The reality is that these districts just don’t feel they have any other options than canceling school for the day,” Baca-Oehler said.

But as Fox News reports, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington, and Maryland have also seen major issues with staffing, as, for example,

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