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Going Back To School
In a story in this week's Newsweek on people returning to school to become teachers, Thomas Rock, Executive Director of Enrollment Services at Teachers College, sees a silver lining in the current economic crisis. "I'm getting calls from Wall Streeters, from people in the finance market who think they want to be teachers," he says. "We, as an institution, love career changers [because] they add so much to the classroom."
Workers laid off from jobs in business and finance are increasingly seeking new careers as teachers.
"You have people losing their jobs, and they have this notion that 'Oh, education is a sure bet'," says Marie Donovan, of
The article “Going Back To School” was published on March 21, 2009 in Newsweek Magazine. http://www.newsweek.com/id/190391/page/1
Published Monday, Mar. 23, 2009