Teacher Shortage Field Poll | EdSource

California’s emerging teacher shortage:

A Field Poll commissioned by EdSource and the Learning Policy Institute


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Published on November 17, 2015

California registered voters regard the emerging shortage of K-12 teachers as a very serious problem and think that the state should be taking decisive action to rectify the situation, according to a poll commissioned by EdSource and the Learning Policy Institute.

The survey was conducted by the Field Poll, with support from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, following recent reports indicating that the number of new teaching credentials issued in California has declined steadily for more than a decade, along with even more precipitous reductions in teacher preparation program enrollments.

Read the full story about the poll, listen to the media briefing about the poll below, or scroll down for more detailed data from the results.