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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Turnover in Math and Sciences

The Business-Higher Education Forum, a Washington-based coalition of corporate, collegiate, and philanthropic leaders, has estimated that 280,000 new math and science teachers would be needed between the time the group issued its report in 2005 and the 2014-15 academic year. That figure was based on projected increases in student enrollment, as well as requirements for decreasing student-to-teacher ratios. It did not take into account the burden of new state math and course requirements.
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