substitute teachers

Study shows K-12 teacher burnout rates higher than any other industry

BY: - June 17, 2022

Ohio educators say burnout is real, but with pending legislation regulating lesson-plan choices and security roles in schools, they feel “demoralized” as well. A national survey showed 44% of K-12 teachers in the U.S. “always” or “very often” feel burned out, a stat that has surpassed other industries. The Gallup poll showed more than 4 […]


Shame on lawmakers who snuck sweetheart charter, voucher deals into substitute teacher bill

BY: - June 6, 2022

Ohio’s schools are crying out for a fix to the substitute teacher shortage in our state. In 2018, about 16,400 people worked as substitute teachers in Ohio; in 2021, that number had plummeted to only about 5,000. And as a result, students, educators, and Ohio families suffered. Schools had to shift to remote instruction, educators […]

Ohio may cut college degree requirement for K-12 substitute teachers

BY: - April 15, 2022

The following article was originally published on and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   It was a struggle even before the pandemic hit, but now, […]


Making it harder to be a substitute teacher might not do what you think

BY: - March 7, 2022

On Monday, Representatives Adam Bird and Don Jones introduced House Bill 583, legislation to tighten regulations on educator licensing for substitute teachers. The bill increases the educational threshold for substitute teachers from a more broad requirement of a “post-secondary” degree to a more specific “bachelor’s” degree while creating some exceptions to this rule. The exceptions […]