Michigan was already facing an educator shortage. The pandemic has only made it worse.
These professionals want to be part of the solution.
WHAT EDUCATORS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT MATTER
Attraction and Retention
Studies have shown that the single best way to attract educators and improve outcomes is to pay them like the professionals they are. Making sure schools have the funding to do so is critical.
Lowering the Cost of Becoming an Educator
We don’t have enough educators, and yet the barriers to entry continue to be high — especially the financial barriers. From student loan forgiveness to paid internships, we need to help aspiring educators join the profession.
Testing and Evaluation
Educators understand the value of a good test, but high-stakes standardized testing is taking too much time away from teaching. Tying test scores to teacher evaluations is an unfair practice that needs to end.