September 4, 2021
Who Wants to Be a Teacher?
An APM Reports 2021 Fall Education Documentary
Many schools around the country are struggling to find teachers. The problem is particularly acute at rural and urban schools. At the same time, enrollment in teacher training programs at colleges and universities is plummeting, and schools are looking to other sources to fill classrooms – including in Texas where schools are turning to for-profit teacher training. Nearly 1 in 4 of teachers hired in Texas last year came through a single for-profit online program – which is making its way into other states. We look at the implications of these changes, both for children and the teaching force.