Solutions for America's teacher shortage
The United States doesn’t have enough teachers.
“You’re at the point where the governor of the state has to say, you know what, we’re going to send the National Guardsmen in to help you cover classes,” Jeff Hartog says.
“Never, ever thought I would get to that point.”
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is now calling for states to spend more money, recruit more and establish better teacher training programs.
“Districts that have had robust residences do get this cadre of very well-prepared teachers,” Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education emeritus at Stanford University says. “The retention rates go up. Attrition goes down.”
But are those short-term solutions for a long-term problem?
Today, On Point: Facing and fixing America’s teacher shortage.
Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education emeritus at Stanford University. President of the Learning Policy Institute. President of the California State Board of Education. Co-author of Empowered Educators. (@LDH_ed)
Jeff Hartog, principal at Katherine Gallegos Elementary School in Los Lunas, New Mexico.
Breana Mitchell, 8th grade teacher in Atlanta, Georgia.
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