Julia Alvarez, a 21-year-old senior at Michigan State University, is part of a disappearing demographic: those pursuing a career as an educator.Sure, math, science, and special education teachers are often in short supply, but they're in short supply because of the difficulty of the subject matter. When there's an actual shortage of elementary, English, or social science teachers, let me know.
"Why I really want to become a teacher is because I want to go back and make my community better," says Alvarez, who grew up just east of Los Angeles. "But I was afraid of going into it because there were so many reasons not to."
Teacher preparation programs have experienced sharp enrollment declines over the last eight years in nearly every state across the country, a new analysis shows.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Another Chicken Little Claim
The next massive teacher shortage is always just around the corner, but somehow it never materializes: