Oklahoma schools are becoming more and more reliant on teachers with no training.
A lack of school funding, low pay, and waning morale have driven many of the experienced teachers out of the classroom, or out of the state.
Superintendent of Mid-Del Schools, Rick Cobb, said he used to have 10 to 15 applicants for every open teaching position. Now he’s lucky if he has two.
“You want to know you’re picking the best person that you can, and that’s hard to do now with the super shallow pool of applicants,” he said.