Watch the video player above for an interview with the state's new school Superintendent Tony Thurmond at ABC7.
Take a look at all of ABC7's Building a Better Bay Area stories and videos.
ABC7 COVERAGE ON TEACHER CRISIS:
- Teachers living with parents to keep jobs
- State mandates, high cost of living put pressure on Bay Area school districts
- Bay Area teachers getting help with housing, down payments
- San Mateo County school district to build housing just for teachers to keep them in the Bay Area
- Bay Area teachers working second jobs to make ends meet
- Teachers seeking solutions to San Francisco's affordable housing crisis
- Schools struggle to keep teachers in competitive market
- San Mateo County schools resort to extreme measures amid teacher shortage