Baby boomers could lend a hand in teaching new generation

07/22/2009 | eSchool News (free registration)

Baby boomers set to retire from private-sector jobs in math and science fields could improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics education by working in collaborative teams with teachers, advocates say. "It creates a powerful learning environment for students, it gives teachers the support they need, and it's giving those retirees an outlet," said Tom Carroll, president of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, which is spearheading the approach.

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