May 18, 2001 — Across New York school districts are confronting an acute shortage of qualified teachers. Earlier this week, both New York Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton called the shortage a crisis that must be averted. School districts in New York City are having the toughest time attracting good teachers. Close behind are districts in rural areas like the North Country. David Sommerstein reports on the teacher shortage and how North Country schools are faring in the fiercely competitive field of teacher recruitment.