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California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse

California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse

Tamara Moore thought of herself as a career teacher, but she could see burnout in her future. In her first year, she was putting in 60 hours a week but was troubled by how her school focused more on raising test scores than on working with her to meet the needs of students.

“I felt like I — as an individual in the classroom — didn’t matter,” Moore said. 

Her experience encapsulates some of the root causes of a California teacher shortage that is bad and getting worse, according to a new survey...

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