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What's the solution to California's teacher shortage problem?




Second-grade teacher Vickie Boudouris goes over a worksheet in an English-learner summer school class at the Cordova Villa Elementary School in June, in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Second-grade teacher Vickie Boudouris goes over a worksheet in an English-learner summer school class at the Cordova Villa Elementary School in June, in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
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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:

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.