I try to avoid local news like the plague, but I did accidentally overhear this story on the local news here:
"There is a teacher shortage, what can be done?"
I will ignore the fact that the first half of this statement goes entirely unproven, and in fact no evidence that classes are not being taught is offered. My question today is this: Whenever the question of "teacher shortages" is discussed, why is only the salary portion of the equation ever put forward? Why doesn't anyone ever put forward the solution "increase their productivity?"