About the Initiative

take a look at teaching

Why has NYSUT taken on the "Take a Look at Teaching" initiative?

The teacher shortage must be addressed.

New York is facing a teacher shortage that has emerged in urban, rural and suburban communities across the state. Enrollment in teacher education programs has declined precipitously, the number of recognized shortage areas is on the rise, and one third of the state’s teachers could retire in the next five years. Meanwhile, the lack of diversity in the education workforce continues to be a concern. LEARN MORE.

Improving diversity in teaching helps everyone.

The education workforce in New York does not reflect the diversity of our communities and student population. Teachers of color enhance the learning experiences of all students. LEARN MORE.

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