Study: 1 In 6 Public School Teachers Were ‘Chronically Absent’ Last Year

According to a new report from the National Council on Teaching Quality, 1 in 6 public school teachers were “chronically absent” last year, missing 18 school days or more. What do you think?

“This would be a major problem if our nation’s public schools didn’t have such high-quality substitute teachers.”

Robert Nesbitt • Systems Analyst


“Shame on these perpetually absent teachers for treating the American education system with the same level of respect the rest of us do.”

Karl Pennington • Typeface Designer

“So do we cut school funding again, or what?”

Michelle Oppher • Craft Services Manager