Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

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As the new school year gets under way all over the country, the New York Times is reporting “a stark about-face from just a few years ago.” School districts that were handing out pink slips are now scrambling to hire teachers—and many are having trouble staffing their classrooms.

Explanations differ. There’s bad-mouthing and micro-management by school reformers. There’s low pay, job insecurity and… better options.

Credits

Guests:
Motoko Rich - New York Times - @motokorich, Peter Greene - English teacher - @palan57, Michael Petrilli - Thomas Fordham Foundation - @MichaelPetrilli, Delaine Eastin - Candidate for California governor - @DelaineEastin, Kevin Bastian - University of North Carolina - @UNCPublicPolicy

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Evan George, Andrea Brody