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ANF - Metro Atlanta schools facing teacher shortages in triple digits (4/4/24)

“Most people, and I hate to say this, in their right mind would not even seek to teach,” said Verdaillia Turner, president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers. Turner surveyed her members and found many have side hustles.

“Teachers are tired,” Turner said. “They are waitresses. They do Uber. I’ve met teachers who actually clean houses. Some of them are receptionists. Many of them work in stands at stadiums [and] do all sorts of jobs to make ends meet.”

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