NEW YORK — New York’s teacher job market is expected to shrink by 5% this year and remains a challenge for educators and other school administrators, according to a new report from the state’s Department of Education.
New York City, with its low-cost, fast-growing, highly tech-savvy workforce, is leading the way as the state struggles to fill a critical need.
The number of New York teachers has nearly tripled since the mid-1990s.
And, for the first time, the number of people in the state teaching is projected to double from today’s total of 11,000 to 16,000 by 2023, according the report.
“The teacher job is going to shrink, but that’s not the main driver of it,” said David McAlister, the state education commissioner.
“The primary driver is the lack of demand and the shortage of qualified teachers.”
The state, which ranks among the top 25 in the country for high-tech jobs, has seen its demand for teaching fall dramatically in recent years.
More than 60,000 New York-based teachers left the profession last year, according a study by the Manhattan Institute, a research organization focused on technology and the economy.
But that number includes thousands who have returned.
While the number is down, New York has added more teachers than any other state.
New schools are being built faster and at a much higher cost than they were a decade ago.
That’s also caused an exodus of teachers, who have been reluctant to take on more responsibility or leave their traditional jobs.
There are currently more than 8,000 school-age teachers in New York.
That includes about 4,000 in charter schools, a growing share of the overall number.
They are not bound by union contracts.
New students are increasingly arriving from countries with lower teacher standards and less standardized testing, creating a big demand for new teachers.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that there will be a shortage of teachers and there will also be a lack of teachers in the profession,” said Lisa Pecoraro, who teaches in Manhattan’s public school system.
More than 30% of New Yorkers live in poverty, the highest rate of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. “
It’s a huge challenge,” she said.
More than 30% of New Yorkers live in poverty, the highest rate of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
That is also one of the biggest hurdles teachers face.
A new report released this week by the state Department of Labor found that about 30% have jobs that don’t require a high school diploma.
New school teachers earn a median salary of $26,818.
They can also earn part-time wages and receive unemployment benefits, according for a typical teacher with at least 10 years of experience.
The report found that New York is one of just four states where the percentage of public school teachers who are unemployed is higher than in the nation as a whole.
That ranks among five states with the highest percentage of low-income students, including New Jersey, Illinois and California.
It ranks second in the Northeast and fourth in the Midwest.
The state is also the only state that doesn’t have a federal mandated pay freeze for teachers.
But there are still rules and restrictions on where teachers can work and how much they can earn.
Teachers can work from home and at night.
They must work a minimum of 25 hours a week on average.
They may not work more than 40 hours a month.
Teachers also must be certified as teachers in a state that requires them to be.
Teachers who don’t meet those requirements can be fired, according Tojo’s report.