Teacher shortages are real, but not for the reason you heard

Carmen Cruz, of Greece, N.Y., foreground, a Rochester City School District teacher applicant, applies with others during a recruitment event at the Mercantile On Main, in Rochester, NY, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. She's been a substitute teacher and was hoping her bilingual background would help her get a permanent teaching position. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

Teacher shortages are real, but not for the reason you heard