California has been in the midst of a teacher shortage for quite some time now.
For more than a decade, the number of new teaching credentials issued in California has been declining. That, combined with fewer people entering the profession, and boomer-generation teachers retiring, has made the shortage of K-12 teachers a challenge for school districts throughout the state.
Attracting and training a new generation of teachers is no small challenge, but a new survey of California voters finds there is broad support for fixing the problem.
Joining Take Two to discuss:
- Louis Freedberg, executive director of EdSource
- Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute
To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.