The number of applications for teachingpositions in Newtown’s public schools was 5.7 percent lower in 1993 than in 1985and 5.9 percent lower in 1994 than in 1985. despite a steadily growing student populationand an increasing number of teacher resignations, however, Newtown does not facea shortage in the late 1990’s. Which ofthe following, if true, would contribute most to an explanation of the apparentdiscrepancy above?
【A】Many of Newtown’s public school studentsdo not graduate from high school
【B】New housing developments planned for Newtownare (shared) for occupancy in 1987 and are expected to increase the number of elementaryschool students in Newtown’s public
【C】The Newtown school board does notcontemplate increasing the ratio of students to teachers in the 1990’s.
【D】Teachers’ colleges in and near Newtownproduced lower graduates in 1994 than in 1993
【E】In 1993 Newtown’s public schools received 40percent more applications for teaching positions than there were positions available