Researcher: Higher Wages, Student Loan Forgiveness Solves Shortages

By Lee Gaines

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law a slew of legislation this month intended to alleviate Illinois’s teacher shortage. But some teachers and union leaders doubt the measures are enough. Illinois Newsroom’s Lee Gaines spoke with Linda Darling-Hammond to find out what legislative fixes actually work.

Darling-Hammond is the president and CEO of the
Learning Policy Institute — a non-profit, non-partisan group that’s researched teacher shortages across the country.