So schools are looking for applicants everywhere they can — whether out of state or out of country — and wooing candidates earlier and quicker.
Some are even asking prospective teachers to train on the job, hiring novices still studying for their teaching credentials, with little, if any, classroom experience.
Back in 2013 the National Education Policy Center shared research demonstrating that three specific reforms that were being pushed (and still are being pushed) will de-professionalize teaching, causing a dramatic drop in those who want to join the ranks of educators. The reforms mentioned were:
(1) policies that evaluate teachers based on students’ annual standardized test score gains, and specifically, those based on value-added assessment;
(2) fast-track teacher preparation and licensure; and
(3) scripted, narrowed curricula.