ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
NYSUT is focused on solutions.
"Take a Look at Teaching" is a union-led initiative to increase the number of students and career changers entering careers in teaching; improve diversity in the education workforce; elevate the teaching profession by having meaningful, substantive conversations about becoming a teacher and instructional practice; and expand P-12/Higher Ed partnerships to enhance teacher recruitment and support new teachers.
NYSUT, in conjunction with Higher Education and P-12 local unions across New York, is hosting an ongoing series of Take a Look at Teaching summits in urban, rural, and suburban communities across the state aimed at cultivating relationships and exploring creative solutions to the teacher shortage and workforce diversity challenges facing our schools. These events are focused on bringing the right people to the table, speaking with students about their needs and experiences, and changing the narrative about teaching — highlighting the benefits of a rewarding career in education.