The percentage of college freshmen who say they will major in education has plummeted over the past decade.
When students have teachers who look like them and are more culturally responsive to their needs, they benefit academically.
According to OECD, teachers in the United States spend more time in the classroom than teachers in almost every other nation.
According to a global survey, the professional status of educators has declined over the past decade. What will it take to reverse the trend?
The world needs more school teachers. A lot of them.
As minority children have become a majority in public schools, districts struggle to build a diverse educator workforce.
Focusing on recruitment over retention, says one expert, is like “pouring water in a bucket that has holes at the bottom.”