In light of the enormous teacher shortage affecting school districts across the country, President Bill Clinton announced a national online teacher recruitment clearinghouse that promises to help districts and qualified teachers find each other.

With most student enrollments rising and increasing numbers of teachers retiring, the United States needs to hire 2.2 million new teachers in the next ten years, Clinton estimated. Already, school districts across the nation are struggling to attract enough qualified educators to teach a record 53 million students this fall.

"In Cleveland, for example, administrators hired


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