It is the intent and purpose of the Legislature by enacting this chapter to make provisions for a New Careers Program to recruit and train persons who have completed at least 60 units of college work in a community college or a four-year institution of higher education for teaching in low-income elementary schools. It is the further intent and purpose of this chapter to provide a means by which capable persons of low-income background may enter the teaching profession. The New Careers Program is designed to provide practical teaching experience in schools with high concentrations of low-income families, as determined by the Director of Compensatory Education, concurrently with upper division academic and professional education.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)