There are fewer students and more teachers in Illinois today than a decade ago, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. Teachers unions push the shortage myth to gain power.
Students and teachers are back in school across Illinois, but teachers unions keep claiming there are not enough teachers to run classrooms.
That’s wrong. State data proves it.
Teachers’ unions have perpetuated the teacher shortage myth. The Illinois Education Association claimed Aug. 28, 2022, the “teacher and education employee shortage [is] getting worse.”
But according to data from the Illinois State Board of Education, there are fewer students and more teachers in Illinois today compared to a decade ago.