Ball State University Economist Mike Hicks says rumors of Indiana’s teacher shortage are grossly exaggerated and he has the data to back it up.

Hicks says the data shows that there is no evidence of teacher shortage, despite stories from some school districts that they are seeing fewer applicants.

He says if anything, Indiana has a surplus of teachers, and where a shortage might exist it is in the areas of STEM and special education.

You can hear Hicks comments in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.  It runs approximately 14 minutes.

A copy of the study can be found here, Indiana’s Demand & Supply Issues for K-12 Educators.