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ISRN Education
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 424715, 11 pages
Research Article

Keeping Our Nation's Mathematics Teachers

Mathematics Department, Fresno City College, 1101 East University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741, USA

Received 21 October 2012; Accepted 8 November 2012

Academic Editors: M. F. Cerda and M. Reis

Copyright © 2012 Carol Curtis. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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