Denmark’s Teacher Shortage

The United States is not the only country having difficulty attracting and retaining classroom teachers

I received the following from Joan Schmidt, Editor/Author, Copenhagen, Denmark:

“One in three teachers left the elementary school classroom since 2017. We do not have a shortage of educated teachers; we are facing the problem that they find elementary school as a working place and educational environment short of qualities. There is little individual freedom to plan and conduct teaching and long working hours. Forty-one percent of call entities are in want of qualified staffers leaving many with substitute that are less qualified than the ordinary teacher.”

My latest book, Who Will Teach The Children? Recruiting, Retaining and Refreshing Highly Effective Teachers” deals with this problem and proposes numerous strategies to stop this critical loss.