Colleges have not been quick enough to adjust to local needs, churning out too many elementary art, health and P.E. educators when schools are shortest on math, science, ESL and special-education teachers, said BJ Bryant, American Association for Employment in Education executive director. If a college "has tenured faculty in specific fields, they can't double the size of special-education classes and cut elementary classes in half," he said. "They're locked into the programs they can offer."
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