How can Louisiana stop teachers from leaving? Lawmakers hope these bills will help.

Louisiana loses thousands of teachers every year.

The state, like much of the country, is grappling with teacher shortages in nearly every subject as educators cite mounting workloads, large class sizes and persistently low pay. Data shows the state lost about 7,000 teachers in 2022 with a turnover rate of around 13% — a number higher than before the pandemic.

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