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Building the Teacher Workforce Bench for the Future: An Agenda for Funders

by Paul Goren - 2004

If you visit the human resource operations of most districts, you will see that they are focused primarily on triage—handling the most immediate problem facing the school system that day. These problems can range from not having enough substitutes to meeting the No Child Left Behind mandates to finding mid-year replacements for specialists or for particular courses. As important as it is to have a full, well thought out, rational strategy for teacher recruitment and retention, it is hard to sustain this effort alone, when day-today emergencies must take precedence.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 103. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 13, 2004, p. 422-426
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18581, Date Accessed: 10/23/2021 7:08:34 PM

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  • Paul Goren
    Spencer Foundation
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    PAUL GOREN is Vice President of the Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois. He is the former Director of Child and Youth Development, which included support for K-12 education, for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago. He has also worked for the Minneapolis Public Schools, the San Diego City Schools, and as Director of the education policy studies program for the National Governors’ Association.
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