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Change the Conditions that Make High Need Schools Hard to Staff


by Tom Carroll & Soumya Sathya — July 22, 2008

As baby boomers begin to retire in the coming decade, the American education system will be forced to deal with the exodus of over half of its teacher workforce. With so many teachers expected to leave the classroom, we must redouble our efforts to keep high-quality teachers in high-need schools.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 22, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15317, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 9:19:54 AM

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  • Tom Carroll
    National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
    TOM CARROLL leads NCTAF in its mission to empower educators who are transforming their schools from teaching organizations into learning organizations. Tom founded the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (“PT3”) program, and created the Technology Innovation Challenge Grants Program at U.S. Ed. He was the first Director of Technology Planning and Evaluation for the E-Rate program. He served as the U.S. Secretary of Education’s liaison to the Corporation for National Service during the launch of AmeriCorps. He was Deputy Director of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, prior to which he was Director of National Research Centers and Regional Laboratories at the National Institute of Education (NIE). He taught and did research in the School of Education at Clark University, and holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from SUNY Buffalo. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho from 1967 -1969. NCTAF publications are at: www.nctaf.org.
  • Soumya Sathya
    National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
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    SOUMYA SATHYA is a program manager at NCTAF, where she manages the NCTAF state coalition network and the daily operations of project activities with the goal of advocating for quality teaching in schools organized for success. Prior to joining NCTAF, she was as a policy intern at the Alliance for Excellent Education. A certified teacher in both Maryland and Virginia, she has been a math teacher in public schools in Prince George's County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia. She began her career as an IT consultant in the private sector before deciding to focus her efforts on improving the quality of education for all children. She has earned a B.A. in Cognitive Science and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in policy analysis and evaluation from George Washington University.
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