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In many school districts across Washington, the supply of substitute teachers is slim enough that individuals without a teaching certificate or even a college degree can serve as substitutes.
Rhea Panela transferred to her South Seattle neighborhood's public high school, Franklin, after years of private schooling. Looking back, this University of Washington senior says she's all the better for it.
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