Mills speaks to Times Record about substitute teacher shortage
Tammy Mills, assistant professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, was interviewed by the Times Record about the substitute teacher shortage in Maine. Mills explained that the substitute shortage is just one facet of larger workforce issues in education, and though they often fly under the radar, substitutes play a unique role in schools. “What do you do with your middle schoolers or your class of first-graders for an entire day if you’re the human being in the classroom and you’re not going to be there that day? There’s no other industry, really, that has this kind of issue,” Mills said.