The 74: Breaking Down the Walls to Teaching

In the News

November 9, 2022 — “From recruiting high school students to expanding programs similar to medical residencies, states are spending millions in federal aid to recruit teachers as regional shortages continue, particularly people of color who may find traditional programs costly or inaccessible.

“Teaching residencies have exploded in popularity in recent years, with the National Center for Teacher Residencies’ network nearly doubling since 2018. Nationwide, at least 2,025 candidates are enrolled in residencies this school year, a sharp increase from the 792 four years ago — with 57% of candidates being people of color. By comparison, just 18% of the nation’s teaching staff is made up of educators who are not white.”