Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Is there a teacher shortage looming?

On April 6, 2010, Jack O'Connell held a press conference to announce that California faced a teacher shortage. The state's superintendent of public instruction cited anticipated retirements over the next 10 years, teacher attrition through layoffs, and a break in the supply line from teacher preparation universities as major factors in creating a critical shortage of teachers in the state. After a lull in the past five years, student enrollment in California is predicted to grow, creating a mismatch between supply and demand for teachers. To learn more about the potential teacher shortage, read the full article by Eamonn O'Donovan on the District Administration website.

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