The RICA is outdated and discourages talented teachers, says long-time educator.
On March 3 four California school districts will ask California voters to tax themselves to pay for teacher housing through a general obligation bond.
The governor proposes $1.5 billion over 5 years on incentives for new teachers and grants managed by a small agency to fix highest poverty schools.
Budget proposes incentives, recruitment programs and training to fill needed teaching positions.
Annual PACE/USC Rossier poll also finds support for increasing teacher pay, requiring ethnic studies and taking action to prevent gun violence.
Debate rages on about how to measure a teacher candidate’s ability to teach reading.
CSU still plans to require four years of high school math for freshman admissions, effective in 2027, but will delay formal vote to 2022.
For years the need for trained and qualified teachers has been growing in schools across California, especially in math and science.
The number of new special education teachers working without a full credential hit 5,196 in 2017-18 — the highest number in a decade.
More than 2,000 bus drivers, clerks, custodians and teacher aides are earning bachelor’s degrees and teaching credentials.
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
The East Side Union High School District will put a $60 million general obligation bond on the March 3 ballot to pay for a 100-unit apartment complex for teachers and staff.
Facebook announced Thursday that it would donate the money to help Santa Clara County build up to 120 affordable apartments in Palo Alto.
CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
Three San Diego area community colleges will send 100 students annually to San Diego State’s bilingual credentials program.