AFT report: Supporting diversity, mentorship could revitalize educator, school staff pipeline

Developing a federal Diverse Teacher Corps fund/grant and maintaining state-funded support for mentorship programs are among the AFT Teacher and School Staff Shortage Task Force’s recommended implementation strategies for revitalizing the educator and school staff pipeline.

In its July report — officially named “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?” — the task force also offers strategies for creating a culture that supports all workers and for creating a system that provides them with the time, tools, trust and training to do their jobs.

“These solutions, grounded in the realities facing teachers and school staff, are not new — they are what educators and their unions have been seeking for decades,” the report’s conclusion reads.

Read and download “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?” by clicking here.