Fact check: No, Florida veterans’ spouses can’t just pick up and start teaching


AMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida’s teacher shortage, now a multi-year issue due to a variety of factors, has prompted state leaders and lawmakers to search for solutions amid a bustling migration movement to the Sunshine State.


new piece of legislation drafted to help solve this problem, and signed off on by Gov. Ron DeSantis in June, allows veterans to substitute their time in the service as one qualification for work as teachers or mentors and receive a temporary certificate to do so. The law, Senate Bill 896, is titled “Educator Certification Pathway for Veterans.”


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