GSE Faculty Research

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

May 2003


In recent years, researchers and policymakers have told us again and again that severe teacher shortages confront schools. They point to a dramatic increase in the demand for new teachers resulting from two converging demographic trends: increasing student enrollments and increasing numbers of teachers reaching retirement age. Shortfalls of teachers, they say, are forcing many school systems to lower their standards for teacher quality (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 1997).


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Reprinted from Educational Leadership, Volume 60, Issue 8, May 2003, pages 30-33.



Date Posted: 17 October 2007