Think your child's teacher is terrific? Or terrible? Just feel fortunate the kid has a teacher at all.
It's getting harder and harder to attract college students to teaching. That's frustrating for public schools, because there are plenty of job vacancies and a growing shortage of qualified applicants.
The problem is a national one, but it's especially troublesome in California.
Districts are trying to hire because, for one, there's a drive to reduce class sizes. Then-Gov. Pete Wilson lowered them in the late...