GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

March 2002

Abstract

Few educational issues receive more attention than the need to ensure that all elementary and secondary classrooms are staffed with qualified teachers.

A rash of studies, commissions and national reports announce that we are on the precipice of a severe teacher shortage. These shortfalls, we are told, are due primarily to two demographic trends - increasing student enrollment and the retirement of a graying teaching force.

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Reprinted from The School Administrator, March 2002, page 42.

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Date Posted: 22 October 2007