Bertino-Tarrant supports plans to end the teacher shortage crisis

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SPRINGFIELD – To address Illinois’ teacher shortage, Senate Education Chairwoman Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced her support for legislation intended to aid a new generation of teaching students.

“We need to equip our school districts with the tools to recruit the best and brightest to train them,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “To attract that kind of talent, the Senate has recently passed several commonsense reforms that cut red tape, streamline the licensure process and give educators a higher wage. The demands to meet the academic, as well as social and emotional needs of our students, demands a salary to match our expectations.”

Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is a lead cosponsor on Senate Bill 1952, which removes unnecessary redundant testing, permits K-12 student teachers and early childhood student teachers to receive compensation and allows early childhood student teachers to be paid and receive credit.

“As a former educator, I know Illinois needs to make substantial changes to the way we license our teachers,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

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Local,Region: South Suburbs,Region: Joliet

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April 26, 2019 at 03:01PM

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