Thursday, April 9, 2009

Report Predicts Widespread Teacher Shortages

BDPA and BETF work closely with teachers all around the country as we implement the annual Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. On a personal level, my mom (past president of BDPA Los Angeles chapter) was also a public school teacher for over 30 years. As such it was distressing to see the information shared earlier this week by the New York Times:

"The traditional teaching career is collapsing at both ends," a National Commission on Teaching and America's Future report says. One in three new teachers is leaving the profession within five years and "over the next four years, more than a third of the nation's 3.2 million teachers could retire."
Are you observing the impact of shrinking teacher workforce in your community?

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