As soon as I read the NY Times article on a nationwide teacher shortage, I knew exactly how Dean Baker would respond to it in his blog. He would sarcastically lament the article's failure to mention the solution to such a shortage that anyone would learn in Econ 101: raise the wage. And lo, here he is. Mind you, the fact that he's predictable doesn't make him wrong.
Full disclosure: One kid just started his new job as a seventh-grade teacher.