Overarching recommendations Specific proposals
Understand that the teacher shortage is caused by multiple factors and thus can only be tackled with a comprehensive set of long-term solutions. Raise teacher pay to attract new teachers and keep teachers in their schools and the profession.
Treat teachers as professionals and teaching as a profession. Elevate teacher voice and nurture stronger learning communities to increase teachers’ influence and sense of belonging.
Understand that the complexity of the challenge calls for coordinated efforts of multiple stakeholders. Lower the barriers to teaching that affect teachers’ ability to do their jobs and their morale.
Increase public investments in education. Design professional supports that strengthen teachers’ sense of purpose, career development, and effectiveness.
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