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Math Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the US


One of the most striking recent policy issues affecting mathematics teacher education is that of teacher shortages–in particular, shortages in specific areas such as mathematics. The website for the Learning Policy Institute contains several very informative documents regarding teacher shortages. The Emerging Issues Committee extracted information from these reports that might be of use to members who are looking for substantiated data and arguments on the nature of teacher shortages. Although the documents we reviewed are concerned with teacher shortages in general, we have noted particular references to mathematics teacher shortages. Members can consult the documents for additional context for the arguments.

The following quotes come from Sutcher, L., Darling-Hammond, L., & Carver-Thomas, D. (2016). A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the US. Retrieved from October 30, 2016.

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