Poor economy may help ease Kansas teacher shortage

12/8/2008 | Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.), The

Some of the 25,000 Kansans who hold teaching licenses but are not working as educators may be more likely to return to the classroom as the economy falters while active teachers are less likely to retire or move into other fields, education leaders say. "When we have an economic downturn, that's when more people choose to go into education," said state education commissioner Alexa Posny. "It's such a stable field."

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