Teaching is Not an Entry Level Position

Students of color and students who grow up in poverty are 3-10 times more likely to have unqualified teachers. At the same time, 45% of teacher residents are people of color and 91% of principals say that teacher residents are more effective than teachers who didn't go through those programs. Teacher residencies can help solve inequities in education by filling the teacher-of-color pipeline AND by giving students culturally-matched, highly-qualified educators in their classrooms.

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