Bill in works to end teacher shortage

ILLINOIS (WCIA) — One lawmaker is making an effort to help end the teacher shortage in Illinois.

State Representative Sue Scherer of Decatur is leading the charge to require a minimum base salary for full-time teachers in the state.

She says this bill will help teachers receive livable wages, especially with many perspective teachers dealing with massive student loan debt.

The bill has already received support from the Illinois Education Association.