Could the educator shortage become a crisis in Illinois? A central Illinois superintendent seems to think so, especially in special education.
Superintendent at Clinton Schools, Curt Nettles, points out in special education alone, there are upwards of 250 vacancies.
Nettles could see the situation worsening and becoming a crisis. He does feel the State is to blame as they have not made Illinois a good place to work.
There is also a struggle in finding educators for elementary levels, something Nettles says is a new challenge for administrators.