The Status of the Teaching Profession 2009

The Status of the Teaching Profession 2009
December 1, 2009 Stuart Foundation

This report finds that California’s teacher development system is not adequately aligned with high school reforms that seek to increase rigor, make instruction more relevant and foster more personal and supportive learning environments for students. The research further indicates that high school teacher knowledge and skills differ substantially by school poverty level.  The report also includes the latest available data on demand, supply, qualifications and distribution of the state’s K-12 teacher workforce.