Rural Areas Are Short On Teachers
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JULY 12, 2017 —
During a bus ride outside of the Orlando, Fla., city limits this spring, Yvonne auto verkopen Clark didn't know what to expect.
"You have this picture of a place in the middle of nowhere, [with] no resources. You think, ‘Is it going to be a terrible situation?' " Ms. Clark remembers thinking. A University of Central Florida (UCF) education student, Clark participated in the school's Planting Seeds program, which as of January sends student teachers into rural areas populated with auto verkopen low-income migrant workers - areas desperate for teachers.
"You get in there and it was completely different. I think it should be mandatory that teachers are given this opportunity," she says, "seeing that these children deserve the same kind of education. It definitely changes your perspective."
As states scramble to fill vacancies before school starts in the fall, those tasked with bringing teachers and pupils together in rural areas are relying on a variety of efforts - such as exposure from programs like Planting Seeds - to help them.
From town hall meetings to persuading town natives to return, administrators and state education leaders are looking for better ways to woo teachers auto verkopen to places without the amenities of urban destinations.