Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Dean Carole Basile talked with Ted Simons on PBS’ “Arizona Horizon” about how Arizona’s teacher shortage is a symptom of a larger problem.

Carole Basile

Dean Carole Basile

She says, “Many teachers leave because what we are asking them to do is a job that is probably not humanly possible. We put them in a classroom with 30 children and say, you have to know everything that everybody knows.”

Being all things to all students just isn’t working anymore. Watch the brief clip and hear how Basile proposes we start addressing this workforce design problem.