Steps To Ease Shortages as Teachers Retire

July 25, 2007 by Emsi Burning Glass

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A California Senator is proposing a series of bills that will help ease the teacher shortage as boomers retire.

Several of his ideas include:

  • Easing certification standards, making it easier for retired teachers to continue to teach part time and mentor younger teachers

  • Allowing “visiting faculty permits” so that community college and university professors can teach high school classes on the side

  • Instituting a loan forgiveness program for credentialed teachers willing to teach in low-performing schools

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