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Commentary: Retired educator Pete Peterson on the teacher shortage

Pete Peterson and his wife Anita seated side by side in a restaurant
Pete and his wife Anita

The teacher shortage is impacting school districts across the country with many instructors suffering from burnout, helping them to leave their jobs at record rates. On top of that, the pipeline of new teachers is growing smaller.

Commentator Pete Peterson and his wife, Anita, are both retired teachers.

In this special commentary, Pete examines some of the challenges teachers have faced for decades and some new obstacles they encounter in our highly divided society.

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