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Dan Goldhaber on U.S. Teacher Shortages

Posted: 8/29/2017 (CSDE in the News)

Affiliate Dan Goldhaber, Director of the UW Center for Education Data and Research, was quoted in a recent CNN article on nationwide teacher shortages. Compounding the issue of current shortages is declining interest in teaching as a career, which Goldhaber ascribes to stagnant salaries for secondary school teachers, along with the demanding nature of the profession. According to Goldhaber, possible solutions include helping students in teaching certification programs to strategically locate job opportunities, creating partnerships between school districts and college and university programs, and making the teacher certification exam national rather than state-specific. You can access the full article below.

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