4) Advancement


Having an effective teacher in the classroom and outstanding leadership at the head of a school gives students the ability to overcome challenges in life that are often wrongly used to explain low achievement for students of color. Yet research shows that the students most likely to benefit from a high-quality teacher are not being taught by one.


In order to develop and maintain excellent instruction, school districts have to create systems that recruit, retain and support the right people and support their development.

From early childhood education through higher education, intellectually challenging and engaging coursework, as well as educators who are just as passionate about what they teach as they are about student success, should be present and supported in all communities. To achieve this, we must: