Story Most Likely To Be Ignored

Cries about national teacher shortages might be overblown” by Jill Barshay of The Hechinger Report.

Read it. She’s restrained in her conclusions, but it won’t matter. The National Council on Teacher Quality forwarded this graph from economist Dan Goldhaber on the number of teachers produced by traditional programs since 1984.


That won’t matter either. Many aspects of education labor policy have proven resistant to empirical data. Let’s just accept the level of teacher hiring as the political battle it is and wage it on those terms.