Teachers enter the profession to positively affect the lives of young people.

Our theory is that we will attract and retain teacher talent by aligning the reality of the job with what brings teachers into the profession in the first place: the opportunity to see evidence of their impact in the lives of young people; to be a meaningful part of decision-making in schools; and to be a spark for imagination, curiosity and meaning for students and other teachers.

There are 1,809,700 students in Georgia's K-12 public school classrooms today. What "sales pitch" are we giving them about the agency, joy, meaning and creative expression they can enjoy if they choose to pursue a career in education?