Saturday, September 30, 2023
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: The Highlands Chamber & Teacher Shortage

Lilian Hargrove talks the teacher shortage in the US & what’s being done at home

Discouraged by colleagues. Unhappy with working conditions. Dissatisfaction with parents. Some of the reasons that more and more young people are turning away from education as a career. That’s leading to a coming teacher shortage across the United States. Here at home, work underway to help prevent this from becoming a crisis…led by Lillian Hartgrove of the Highlands Chamber. Lillian also chairs the state board of education, where she is leading work on the issue. The Chamber working with local school executives including Putnam County Director of Schools Jerry Boyd. What can be done? How big a factor does money play in this issue?

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6 on Lite Rock 95.9, Rock 93-7, and 106-9 Kicks Country.

If you miss it Saturday, you can catch Today In The Upper Cumberland again, Sunday. The show airs Sunday morning at 7am on Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, and Sunday night at 6pm on Lite Rock 95.9 and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country.