Education Week, Oct. 3, 2001

Evidence is accumulating that the slowdown in the economy, especially in the high-tech sector, is substantially increasing the number of people interested in becoming teachers or school computer network administrators. School job openings that previously attracted few qualified candidates have received two or three times as many well-trained people this fall, school district human resource (HR) directors say.

The turnaround is most evident in areas such as Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia, which led the nation's surge in tech-related employment


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