The reason for Colorado’s teacher shortage should be obvious
The Colorado Department of Education is holding town hall meetings at various locations around the state to address the teacher shortage in the state. As a retired teacher who taught for 36 years in Arizona and Colorado, it seems to me the reason for the shortage is obvious and the meetings a waste of time.
I do not know what the starting salary is in urban areas of Colorado, but when the starting salary in many rural areas is near $30,000, it is not necessary to explore the reason why more college students do not want to go into education. Send letters of 150 words or fewer to email@example.com or 101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 800, Denver, CO, 80202. Please include full name, city and phone number. Contact information is for our purposes only; we will not share it with anyone else. You can reach us by telephone at 303-954-1331.