Illinois lawmakers look for solutions to a teacher shortage statewide.
The State Board of Education says every district is at some type of risk when dealing with a lack of teachers. Some districts don’t even get a single application when they post an opening.
Lawmakers held a hearing in Decatur to discuss the crisis. They’re considering make it easier for out-of-state teachers to transfer to Illinois and lowering the score for the Basic Skills Test. Experts say prospective teachers face too many barriers, such as rising tuition costs.