In academic year 2003-04, about 59% of the public secondary schools in the United States reported vacancies in mathematics teaching positions, and of these nearly one-third said that they found it “very difficult to” or “could not” fill those vacancies.
SOURCE: Figure 1-16, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008, National Science Foundation, http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind08.
NOTES: Teaching vacancies are teaching positions needing to be filled in current school year. Secondary schools had any of grades 7-12 and none of grades K-6.
Figure 14. Teaching vacancies at public secondary schools, by field: Academic years 1999-2000 and 2003-04
DIGEST OF KEY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INDICATORS 2008 – Selected Education Indicators