Monday, November 23, 2009

Turning a shortage into a glut

Joanne Jacobs reports that one interesting affect of the current recession is we now have Too many teachers:

The teacher shortage has turned into a teacher glut, reports AP. Veteran teachers are delaying retirement and new teachers are having trouble finding jobs. Of course, the story features a woman who trained to be an art teacher in Kansas. There are more jobs in math, science and special education and in inner-city schools. Infact, there’s an “extreme shortage” of math teachers, says a job clearinghouse.

And if we see any kind of jump in the number of parents turning to homeschooling, there will be even more of a glut of teachers.

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