By Ian Scott
“At TNTP, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to get great teachers and leaders in schools and classrooms (and keep them there). For our partner districts and schools always on the lookout for top talent, that is a priority.
The demand for strong teachers and transformational leaders seems to be growing. Our partner districts and schools struggle to fill their vacancies each year, at the same time as we are seeing declining enrollment rates in schools of education. Schools—particularly those in high-poverty urban and rural areas—are beginning to feel the pressures of a teacher shortage that has been discussed for years, but now seems to have finally arrived. We’re also seeing innovative school design efforts put at risk over a struggle to attract the talent needed to fill pivotal leadership roles.”