Teachers are the most important in-school factor affecting student achievement, and in the wake of pandemic-caused learning losses, Ohio schools need effective teachers more than ever.
But hiring and retaining teachers is easier said than done, even in the best of times. Longstanding issues around licensing and compensation keep talented individuals away from the profession.
Our latest policy brief, third in a series of papers, addresses teacher-pipeline and teacher-retention issues which are critical if Ohio wants to make teaching an attractive and financially rewarding career option for more young people. In this paper, we focus on several ways that Ohio policymakers can better attract talent and strengthen the state’s teacher workforce.