Recruit more top students into traditional teaching programs

11/12/2008 | Education Week

As the economy plummets, top students who once dreamed of Wall Street jobs are looking to Teach For America and other competitive teaching programs, writes Barbara Beatty, who chairs Wellesley College's education department. This presents an opportunity to boost the quality of all new teachers by offering merit-based scholarships to top students who intend to become teachers through more traditional routes, she says.

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