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Amid a teacher shortage, some Texas educators are losing their licenses for quitting during the school year

The policy sidelines educators, often for two school years, at a time when districts are already struggling to keep teachers in the classrooms.

Staci Crosswell, second grade teacher at Lakeshore Elementary School, sits at the desk from which she has been teaching online for two years in her Houston, Texas home on April 16, 2022. She recently submitted her resignation to Humble ISD and will be pursuing her master's degree and publishing a children's book.

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