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Teacher Shortage (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-10-29

Duration: 00:05:35

Subjects: TEACHERS | Education | COVID-19 pandemic


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Carmichael, Matthew Interviewee
  • Carter, Larry Interviewee


This segment from the October 29, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the growing teacher shortage in Louisiana due to difficult working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, low pay, and a lack a support. St. Cyr reports that 50% of teachers with five years of experience or less have been leaving the profession. She interviews Matthew Carmichael, a 7th grade teacher, and Larry Carter, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.