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Lawmakers consider tax break for teachers, other education workers in New York as staff shortage reaches crisis level

Lawmakers are considering something creative to deal with a statewide shortage of teachers.

Experts call it a staffing crisis, and now, some say it’s time to weigh a tax incentive for school employees to ease the shortage.


However, some of those advocating for it want to see the federal government step-up to make it happen. Before that happens though, education leaders say it’s time for the state to use pandemic-era funds from the federal government to fully-fund schools foundation aid.

As for the possibility of a tax break coming to those who commit to working in education, or continue to do so – no specifics were released.



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