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The teacher shortage alarm has been sounded again. I would argue, though, that we don't just have a shortage of teachers on our hands; we have a shortage of well-paid teachers, and if we took steps to address it we might find the larger issue easier to tackle.

The most effective, and inspiring, leaders are more than managers; they're risk-takers, people who understand what needs to be done before others even know what the problem is. They're not afraid to make mistakes. How many people like that are running our schools?

We should make it easier for kids to go to school and get something out of it, even if it means making a few sacrifices on our part. As it stands the choices we make now too often do the opposite. We can do better than that.


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