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State of the Bay

City Visions: What to do about the teacher shortage?

How bad is the teacher shortage in Bay Area schools?  

A national teacher shortage is being felt acutely in the Bay Area, where the high cost of living makes it challenging for teachers to make ends meet.  What are the ways in which local school districts are trying to recruit - and retain - high quality teachers?  Come September, will Bay Area students have the teachers they need?

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe


Tine Sloan - Professor at the Gervitz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara;  Director for the California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Networks (CTERIN), Commissioner on the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing.

Tara Kini - Director of State Policy at the Learning Policy Institute in Palo Alto.

Daniel Menezes - Chief of Human Resources for the San Francisco Unified School District.

Armon Matthews - Youth Leader with Californians for Justice;  Rising 12th grader at Oakland High School.