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Teacher Shortage: Crisis or Opportunity?

01/20/2015 - The Press Democrat featured a “Close to Home” editorial from County Superintendent Steven D. Herrington on Saturday, January 17. In it, Dr. Herrington explains how Sonoma County, and the state as a whole, face a serious teacher shortage at the same time that enrollment in teacher preparation programs is declining.

“Teaching impacts the future,” he says. “What will Sonoma County’s future be if we can’t continue to find quality teachers for our students?” Read the editorial...