Apprenticeships & master’s degrees: See DeSantis’ new teacher recruitment plan

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis was in New Port Richey on Tuesday morning to announce a new future for Florida teachers.

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DeSantis said he wants to recruit first responders and military veterans to teach students.


He also wants to establish a teacher apprenticeship and help current teachers get a master’s degree.

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This comes as many school districts in the state experience teacher shortages in the classroom.

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Florida gubernatorial candidate, Nikki Fried, released a statement Tuesday saying the governor should not lower standards for teachers and the state should instead be paid what they’re worth.

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Jeff Levkulich

Jeff Levkulich, WFTV.com

Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.