Veterans returning home to Florida could become teachers

Reporter: Taylor Wirtz Writer: Paul Dolan
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Florida to allow veterans to be teachers, helping the shortage. (CREDIT: WINK News)

The Florida Department of Education’s plan would allow veterans and their spouses to get a five-year voucher to teach in the classroom without a degree.

Emmitt Ingram served three years in Afghanistan. Now he’s home and said finding a new career isn’t as easy as it sounds. “I’m always for any kind of opportunity to help veterans, especially Afghanistan veterans, get back on their feet and get moving back into society,” Ingram said.

Emmitt Ingram while serving in Afghanistan. (CREDIT: EMMITT INGRAM FACEBOOK)

The Florida Department of Education wants to help. The state will offer veterans and their spouses a chance to become teachers even if they don’t have a degree.

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