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The Economics of Education

A visit with Michael Podgursky, Professor of Economics

By Noelle Buhidar
Published: - Topics: Salary Schedule Teacher Labor Market economics education Labor Economist

The Myth of Teacher Shortages

Topics: K-12 education

While Podgursky doesn’t believe there is a shortage of qualified teachers, he does want to see more teachers who have extensive training in areas like math and science. He explains that the certification system acts as a barrier for potential applicants skilled in biological and physical sciences.