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ERIC Number: ED511837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Who Will Be Left to Teach? CenterView
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
When March 15 rolls around each year, districts, schools and teachers are sent into a frenzy of planning, anticipating, and dreading the annual distribution of pink slips. This year, 26,000 pink slips were issued--last year there were 26,500 pink slips issued by the March deadline. Given the magnitude of budget cuts and resulting teacher layoffs, it comes as no surprise that there has been a steep decline in the number of individuals preparing to become teachers. In 2001-02 there were well over 77,000 enrollees in preparation programs, but by 2006-07 that number had dropped by more than 25,000 candidates. Of course these numbers translate to fewer first- and second-year teachers in the schools. In just one year, 2007-08 to 2008-09, nearly 6,500 fewer novice teachers remain on the job. This issue of "CenterView" considers what lies ahead for California schools and why the downstream effect of current budget decisions matter. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning. 133 Mission Street Suite 220, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Tel: 831-427-3628; Fax: 831-427-1612; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
Identifiers - Location: California