In a stark about-face from just a few years ago, school districts have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers.
In New York and across the country, districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science and special education — a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers.
Common Core roll-out, testing, and teacher evaluations may be contributing to the lack of teachers entering the profession. But what of those at work now? As everyone gears up for September, please consider this….