The Grow Your Own Teach Task Force Rept erves as Recommendations for Legislators, MDE, IHEs, and Local Education Agencies to Strengthen and Diversify the Teacher Workforce in Mississippi
Why Grow-Your-Own? In Mississippi, students of color are disproportionately impacted by the teacher shortage. How?
- Teachers of color are more likely to teach in schools with large populations of sstudents of color and are more likely to leave the provession
- Teacher turnover creates a "revolving door" effect. The research clearly shows positive correlations with teacher experience and student achievement, and high turnover rates in hard-to-staff schools create and sustain a cycle of poverty and poor educational opportunity for the most vulnerable students.