teacher recruitment

Report: Decline in teachers with traditional education degrees linked to growth in charter schools

BY: - November 2, 2022

As charter schools proliferate across America, there has been a corresponding decline in the number of new teachers earning bachelor’s degrees in education from traditional educator preparation programs, according to a new study from the National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice (REACH). Researchers Doug Harris, the national director of REACH, and Mary Penn, a research partner at the center, found that for every 10% increase in charter school enrollment...


Editorial: It’s no surprise that NC’s teacher pipeline is drying up

BY: - February 9, 2016

An editorial in today’s Wilmington Star-News does an excellent job of explaining why the ranks of North Carolina teachers and teachers in training are thinning: “Apparently, a lot fewer people want to be teachers in North Carolina. Gee. Wonder why? Alice Chapman, vice president for academic programs in the University of North Carolina system, told […]

UNC system official explains N.C.’s prodigious drop in those seeking teaching degrees

BY: - February 3, 2016

Members of the N.C. State Board of Education received some more troubling news about teachers Wednesday. Alisa Chapman, vice president for academic and university programs in the UNC system, presented data that show the state’s increasing inability to attract students to the teaching profession. Since 2010, enrollment in bachelor’s and master’s education programs systemwide has […]