Why Are We Doing This?

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 experiencing a teacher shortage. It’s already hitting high-need districts around the state, both urban and rural schools. It’s also emerging in a growing number of subject areas: The U.S. Department of Education has identified 18 teacher shortage areas throughout New York, up from only two recognized shortage areas a decade ago. 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.

Teaching helps to change students' lives.

Why teach? For many educators the answer is simple. They want to make a difference. They want to influence lives. LEARN MORE.

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