Classrooms in Crisis | 2000
The education of every child in America depends on teachers, but in the next three to five years, 50 percent of the teachers hired today will quit the profession. From classrooms filled beyond capacity, to state-enforced standards of accountability, the pressures are mounting. New and veteran teachers are abandoning the blackboard for more lucrative fields. Meanwhile, states are using cash and other incentives in a bidding war for qualified teachers.