Why are fewer students interested in becoming teachers?

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Guests: Richard Ingersoll, Claudine Keenan, Yaasiyn Muhammad, Danielle Kovach

The number of college students entering the teaching profession has been dropping, particularly in Pennsylvania. This hour, why are fewer students interested in becoming teachers?  And we’ll look at reports of teacher shortages and high teacher turnover.  Mary Cummings-Jordan talks with RICHARD INGERSOLL, professor of education and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, CLAUDINE KEENAN, Dean of Education at Stockton University, and YAASIYN MUHAMMAD, a social studies teacher at Central High.  We’ll also hear from DANIELLE KOVACH, a special education teacher at Tulsa Trail Elementary School in Hopatcong, New Jersey.

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