Seg. 1: Recruiting Education Majors | Seg. 2: Kansas City Prosperity | KCUR

Seg. 1: Recruiting Education Majors | Seg. 2: Kansas City Prosperity

Sep 9, 2019

Segment 1: The most reliable source of qualified teachers now produces half the candidates it once did.

The number of undergraduate education degrees awarded every year peaked in the early 1970s at almost 194,000. Today that number is less than 92,000. Two college deans discuss the challenges of bringing future teachers into the education major, meeting the need for special education and bilingual educators, and graduating teachers more reflective of today's diverse communities.

Segment 2, beginning at 27:25: KC Rising seeks to make the metro area more competitive by increasing its prosperity.

By focusing on increasing gross domestic product, the number of quality jobs and median household income, one group believes Kansas City can become a top-ten city of its size in the country.