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Gov. Jerry Brown ventured Friday for the first time during his governorship into the challenge of preparing -- and retaining -- teachers. The issue has received relatively short shrift in the raft of reforms being implemented in California schools.
A new report concludes that California’s mentoring program for novice teachers, once a national model, has deteriorated due to lack of funding and district commitment, and provides little help for the many new teachers who enter the profession as permanent substitutes or temporary hires.