In the last five years, we have seen a sharp decline in teachers, especially in rural areas. The state needs to fully fund rural school districts so that teachers can be paid a living wage and so the teaching profession is once again a desired career path. In addition to investing in school districts, we need to invest in the economies of our small towns. Inspiring young people to move to our region for recreation, thriving local business, and broadband capabilities will bring more teachers and other professionals.
January 17, 2018 at 5:36 PM EST