How Students are Impacted by the Teacher Crisis

How Students are Impacted by the Teacher Crisis

It's clear that the teacher shortage is real, and that it has serious and far-reaching consequences for your district. But in the end, it’s your students who pay the price for your lack of substitute teachers.


The average student spends more than 1 year with a substitute by the time they graduate. With unavailable, unprepared, or low-quality substitutes, that's over 365 lost learning days.


46% of teachers report high daily stress, which compromises their health, sleep, quality of life, and teaching performance. When teachers are highly stressed, students show lower levels of social adjustment and academic performance.1

The right solution isn’t just about attendance, or the QUANTITY of substitutes available. It’s also about QUALITY, and how you leverage the potential benefits that diverse, quality substitute educators have to offer.

An ineffective teacher will decrease the lifetime earning potential.2

30% of student performance is tied to teacher quality.3

Students are 13% more likely to enroll in college if they’ve had a teacher of their own ethnicity by grade 3.4

The right substitute teacher solution not only ensures that you have teachers present, it delivers high-quality educators who enhance the impact of your full-time teachers, supporting higher student achievement both in and beyond the classroom.

Together, we can create a permanent solution for temporary teachers.

With more than 22 years of experience, Kelly® Education is the leader in education talent. Our solutions help solve your most complex talent challenges—both today and in the future—by delivering talent that moves education forward.



Sources: 1. Greenberg, M. T., Brown J. L., Abenavoli, R.M. (2016). Teacher Stress and Health Effects on Teachers, Students, and Schools. Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved from 2. Elmore, T. (2014, July 1). The cost of bad teachers. Retrieved from 3. Pearson, S. (n.d.). The powerful impact of good teachers on student achievement. Retrieved from 4. Rosen, J. (2018, November 12). Black students who have one black teacher are more likely to go to college. Retrieved from


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