Everybody talked about the teacher
shortage, but almost nobody did anything about it. Last week the
National Education Association made the shortage at least seem more
real by hurling a startling figure: for want of teachers, 61,750 U.S.
children (mostly rural) who ought to be in school are staying home this
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