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While the past several Septembers have found an increasing number of school districts, especially those in cities, unable to find qualified applicants for thousands of teaching vacancies, some recent reports have made headlines by concluding that there is no teacher shortage.
For at least 70 years, policymakers, administrators, and school boards have been asking, how many students does a high school need in order to provide high-quality education at reasonable costs?
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