Why schools are struggling to hire teachers ahead of the new academic year

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The Irish Times:

Yet again this summer post-primary schools (as well as those in the primary sector) are experiencing significant difficulties in filling teaching positions.

In some cases, advertisements for posts have attracted no qualified applicants. In others, so few have applied that selection boards are faced with making a less than ideal appointment or making no appointment at all.

Sadly, this is not a new phenomenon. A scarcity of qualified teachers across a wide range of subjects has represented a challenge for almost a decade. The three main underlying factors at play which have led to this now unsustainable situation are easily identifiable. Read article