Campaign fundraising for ’22 elections off to a slow start

  • FILE — Grace Kern, one of several college students being recruited to work as substitute teachers in schools during the pandemic, walks a hallway at the Greenfield Intermediate School, in Greenfield, Ind., Dec. 10, 2020. Schools that may have first turned to librarians, custodians and support staff to step into empty classes have had to look beyond their buildings in recent weeks as exposures, illness and quarantines keep teachers at home for days at a time. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

With teacher absences mounting and substitutes in short supply, parents may be wondering: Who’s teaching the kids?