Oklahoma is struggling with a drastic teacher shortage, reports KOCO.
According to a recent survey Oklahoma districts have eliminated over 1,500 teaching positions since last school year. The state has also gotten rid of almost 1,400 school support positions. This amounts to a total of almost 3,000 education jobs lost in Oklahoma this year.
Last year, as a result of state budget cuts, Oklahoma school districts eliminated more than 2,000 positions.