Monday, July 20, 2009

More teachers needed, but without credentials...

What happened to "CA needs more teachers!"???

Taken from the CSUEB site:

Due to the state budget shortfall, the California State University Chancellor’s Office has asked all CSU campuses, including Cal State East Bay, to stop accepting Winter Quarter 2010 applications as of July 6 and to not accept any Spring Quarter 2010 applications. A limited number of majors may receive a special exception to this application closure policy. These majors are being determined now. As soon as more information is available on this application closure and the majors considered exceptions to the policy, Cal State East Bay will communicate this to our students and educational partners.

You can read the rest here.

I guess I'm not getting my credentials any time soon. Praise the Lord that Mr. Woo got in this summer! Better him than me. And for those who applied and didn't get in - you're not alone. In fact, more than half of the qualified applicants were turned away due to these nasty budget cuts.

I'm seeing some contradictions here...
Obama or Arnold?


dan tsai said...

teachers has always been that profession that everybody admires and says "we need more teachers" and "teachers are undervalued" etc etc... yet it's the field that's always the first on the chopping block when the going gets tough.

all talk, no walk.

I said "I will" to Mr. Woo! said...

@Dan - Psh, it's no wonder that we're "behind" compared to some Asian countries... (There's statistics to prove that I'm not stereotyping!)