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Is There an Impending Teacher Shortage?

So, what trends are we seeing in the teaching profession in Houston, and across Texas? Do we have the teachers we need, where we need them? Are enough staying on the job? Are they bouncing from one district to the next, one grade level or specialty to the next? Or are we seeing too many […]

So, what trends are we seeing in the teaching profession in Houston, and across Texas? Do we have the teachers we need, where we need them? Are enough staying on the job? Are they bouncing from one district to the next, one grade level or specialty to the next? Or are we seeing too many leave the profession for more lucrative work in another career? Is there a teacher shortage, and what can we do to ensure Texas doesn't end up with a(n even greater) teacher shortage?

We hear reasons why some are leaving the profession, why others are choosing it, and what’s being done to lure the next generation of Texas teachers.

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Harris County Department of Education Alternative Teacher Certification Program

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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