Gone are the days of political rhetoric at ABCTE. We exist for one reason – to help states recruit, certify and retain quality teachers. Much has changed here and those changes are radically changing the way we are perceived. Bottom line from NCES numbers:
- 1972: 25% of degrees earned were in education
- 2004: 14% of degrees earned were in education
Labor statistics say that 18-40 year olds will hold 10 different jobs during that time frame of which just over half of the job changes will be career changes
Not enough people are going into education and no one stays in careers for life anymore.