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Declining Birth Rates

According to Fortune Magazine, (May 1, 2019) using data from OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development), “In most industrialized nations, the average number of childbirths per woman has fallen below 2.1- ‘the replacement rate’  at which population growth levels off. For businesses and governments,  it’s a looming crisis. One impact of declining fertility- a shrinking ratio of working-aged people to retirees – is already eroding social safety nets in the U.S., Europe and Japan.”

As population falls, society will become more dependent on well-educated, well-trained workers who, in turn will be dependent on highly-effective educators. Yet we continue to lose highly-effective educators at an alarming rate.

My book, Who Will Teach The Children? Recruiting, Retaining, & Refreshing Highly Effective Educators details strategies to stop this impending crisis.

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