Teacher Shortage

  • Despite our booming economy, Colorado ranks last in wage competitiveness for educators
  • 95% of teachers in rural Colorado don’t make a living wage.
  • At least 3,000 teaching positions across Colorado are vacant.
  • Teacher retirements and attrition are accelerating while the number of students completing teacher training programs are declining.
  • This teacher shortage means large class sizes and an inability to meet the needs of all students.