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The US Has a Teacher Shortage — Here’s How To Fix It | Randy Seriguchi Jr. | TED

How much should we invest in teachers, and what should new investment actually involve? Education innovator Randy Seriguchi Jr. suggests the US should create a “G.I. Bill” for teachers, with a particular emphasis on uplifting Black male professionals. He shares a model of this idea in action through community partnerships in San Francisco, which provide…

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How much should we invest in teachers, and what should new investment actually involve? Education innovator Randy Seriguchi Jr. suggests the US should create a “G.I. Bill” for teachers, with a particular emphasis on uplifting Black male professionals. He shares a model of this idea in action through community partnerships in San Francisco, which provide aspiring teachers with graduate school tuition, subsidized housing, personalized fit assessments and more. “If we truly want to elevate this profession to inspire new, diverse talent to join us, we have to improve both the personal and professional experiences associated with teaching,” says Seriguchi.

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  1. @--ART3MIS--

    May 15, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    well, the US had a teacher purge.
    gee, I wonder where that came from.
    thankfully, only the best stayed… rightthink be praised!
    sooo… have fun?

  2. @demondbrown206

    May 15, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    I love his ideas, but I live in the SOUTH. The idea of helping a black person; even if the federal government would provide the money it would never work down here. Governor Pimp here in Georgia only want to see black men, women, and children in prison.

  3. @JohnnyPeacenic

    May 15, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    You fix it by getting government out of the schools

  4. @EpistleX

    May 15, 2024 at 1:59 pm

    My name is Kayla Nicole Evans use Melkeizedek if you want what the hospital named me. I am still alive in butte county and so are my children I’m a homeschooling teacher and urban wildlands civilian emergency response along with my boyfriend buddy ray Walter’s mays we are both native, indigenous aboriginal buddy is osage from Oklahoma from the reservation I am of b positive blood runs in my veins. I’m a epistle of The Father in heaven and a ambassador x who walks In power authority and dominion in the name of Christ Jesus, the Messiah.
    Please help

  5. @sixvee5147

    May 15, 2024 at 2:01 pm

    🤣🤣🤣

  6. @EpistleX

    May 15, 2024 at 2:06 pm

    I’ve used my 32 years of suffering in the united states of america and have been shamed by my country, it’s the country of institutions and all I wish and have been striving for my entire life since 1992 is to be a world leader seated at the united nations to help and educate all tounges all tribes all nations. Please investigate and help me and our future generations within my 5 children succeed in the endeavor.
    We remembered our paleo roots and have seen the archeology of native Egypt, I am a Hopi free citizen and I’m being hunted by nez perce and Blackfoot , separation of the wheat and the chaff. Thou shall not murder thou shall not fornication the body which is the temple of the living God 10 fingers out and 10 toes down I stand individually with my 5 kids, children may the odds be ever in our favor.

  7. @evensaj

    May 15, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    if you saw yesterdays demo of chatgpt4o, teachers will soon become obsolete, you will have ai assistants taking over teaching

  8. @brianiller7104

    May 15, 2024 at 2:28 pm

    Simple: Double the pay.

    • @matthewjay660

      May 15, 2024 at 7:12 pm

      It would take OVER $100,000 AFTER TAXES to get me to ever come back.

  9. @HolyHeimerd

    May 15, 2024 at 2:52 pm

    This dude looks like he wants to sell me a vacuum cleaner

    • @HolyHeimerd

      May 15, 2024 at 2:52 pm

      No shame, just funny

  10. @durragas4671

    May 15, 2024 at 2:54 pm

    I find myself more and more often creating conspiracy theories regarding things that are unexplainable, like why would the Western world not fund the future. Are they intending to create dummer populations, easier to control?

    But it’s far more likely simply because capitalism.

  11. @TheLarousse89

    May 15, 2024 at 3:22 pm

    I have found the one simple truck people with lots of money hate: we pay teachers

  12. @georgenaugles5039

    May 15, 2024 at 3:23 pm

    Will people who get, aid, or abet an abortion have to disclose that on teaching applications? We already know minorities and disabled people are subjected to unfair profiling and discrimination at the hands of law enforcement and as a result may be unable to access teaching jobs they’d be great at… because of currently required application questions.

  13. @JeffroDH

    May 15, 2024 at 3:46 pm

    Many of the assertions here are questionable. Parents are the first line. Teachers need to teach. And people’s values drive them toward certain careers. Men are underrepresented in education as a whole.

    The justification for making this racial was unconvincing. All teachers need help, but we have to shift cultural values and make parents teach their rotten crotch droppings to value an education and to show some respect.

    Let’s avoid balkanizing our nation any further and help all Americans.

  14. @cheebmama

    May 15, 2024 at 4:17 pm

    I’m deeply disappointed. Everything he said is important. But not one word was brought up to address the NCLB Act and how it forced our education system into a homogenized product of capitalism, worsening outcomes and putting a financial strain on the entire system. Without addressing that, everything he said in the video will do nothing but bring in more teachers who either leave too soon or stay and be miserable. We can do better at talking about this issue than this video.

    • @matthewjay660

      May 15, 2024 at 7:15 pm

      🫵🏻 You’re a teacher. It should be “No TEACHER Left Behind.”

  15. @victoriancu7358

    May 15, 2024 at 4:25 pm

    Government run programs take no risk. When they produce illiterate children, they just get more funding which is squashed at the top administrative level. There’s no incentive for public schools to actually educate children.

  16. @feloniousbutterfly

    May 15, 2024 at 4:33 pm

    PAY TEACHERS

  17. @mrgresick

    May 15, 2024 at 4:46 pm

    I’ve been a teacher for over 2 decades & usually love my job. Just today I got an accusatory email from a parent saying that I was “not professional” to expect their 17 year old advocate for themselves.

    Toxic parenting is a major problem.

    • @plop480

      May 15, 2024 at 4:59 pm

      true! only when all parents realise, that it’s their own responsibility to bring-up their children, something will change

    • @kyleolson9636

      May 15, 2024 at 7:14 pm

      Plenty of professionals have to deal with worse challenges than that. But they are paid enough to justify it. Increase average teacher salaries by 50% and there will be no teacher shortages. Guaranteed.

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    May 15, 2024 at 4:52 pm

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      May 15, 2024 at 4:53 pm

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      May 15, 2024 at 4:53 pm

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    • @zjgsgdjshi

      May 15, 2024 at 4:53 pm

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    • @wembingreg

      May 15, 2024 at 4:54 pm

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    • @niceboycjwchen

      May 15, 2024 at 4:54 pm

      I’ve just looked up his full name on my browser and found his webpage without sweat, very much appreciate this.

  19. @Needkey.

    May 15, 2024 at 5:03 pm

    Triple teacher salaries and there will no longer be a shortage. Job’s done.

    • @angelabanuelos2187

      May 15, 2024 at 6:52 pm

      Interesting Ted talk!
      It does take a village to raise a child.

  20. @Lourens_is_my_name

    May 15, 2024 at 5:09 pm

    I think many countries are trying to deal with similar problems now, the shortage of teachers being just one of them.

  21. @Epic-so3ek

    May 15, 2024 at 5:54 pm

    Idk pay them more?

  22. @matthewjay660

    May 15, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    I taught high school for 11 years. I have a masters degree. I left due to principals and counselors. I LOVED my kids, but I had enough with administration. I’m finishing up my 3rd year of substituting. 👨🏻‍🏫📚📝

  23. @cytavares

    May 15, 2024 at 8:22 pm

    This is going on everywhere, from developed to underdeveloped countries.

  24. @ReadingAdam

    May 15, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    Call me crazy, but if there is a true and actual shortage and these people aren’t simply trying to extract money from taxpayers, simply reactivate the expired certificates from people who have an education degree but their certification expired. If no one wants to do that, go ahead, let the schools empty out of teachers I don’t want to hear any more about it.

  25. @Classical741

    May 15, 2024 at 9:20 pm

    Let’s wait to see if it all works out in San Francisco before we implement this nationwide.

  26. @davetaylor2124

    May 15, 2024 at 9:42 pm

    I’ll fix your problem. Free school is videos kids watch at home, provided by the government. If you want to send your child to a brick and mortar school w/ teachers, you need to pay $5000 per year/ per student. Period. And lower the taxes while you’re at it.

    • @NerdyBirdy16

      May 16, 2024 at 11:22 am

      Thank goodness you’re not in charge of anything

  27. @remyllebeau77

    May 15, 2024 at 11:04 pm

    Yes send more funding for schools that are already highest cost per student. Definitely don’t punish bad kids and remove them from school or listen to teachers tell you why they are leaving.

  28. @BibishaGurung-db5jy

    May 15, 2024 at 11:32 pm

    Tomorrow is my exam plz gaich pray for me ❤️

  29. @lorabesser5325

    May 15, 2024 at 11:41 pm

    Teachers should feel have a standard of expectation in conduct of students and if there is not, parents can find an alternative way to teach their verbally abusive child. We need to stop expecting teachers to withstand abuse from students and have some expectations of basic respect.

  30. @MargueriteKz

    May 16, 2024 at 4:20 am

    How much money is worth being abused both mentally and physically on a daily basis by all parties involved? *That’s* the teacher experience.

  31. @MickyLion5527

    May 16, 2024 at 4:25 am

    north america is down in drain

  32. @mariaantoniettamontella9173

    May 16, 2024 at 5:18 am

    maybe also black female teachers,

  33. @tachun7844

    May 16, 2024 at 6:40 am

    In Taiwan, we have too many teachers lol

  34. @Sal3600

    May 16, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Stop firing those teachers that don’t agree with the leftist mind virus

  35. @GoggleSheet

    May 16, 2024 at 10:34 am

    How can we learn from Singapore? Singapore has monetary rewards for teachers that are paid in stages through their career

  36. @gnosticnight

    May 16, 2024 at 1:19 pm

    San Diego just announced their plan to lay off 250 teachers.

    • @gnosticnight

      May 18, 2024 at 1:44 pm

      Now the layoffs have been cancelled…for the moment. These jobs are political and budgetary footballs.

  37. @tiberiousjc3739

    May 16, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    As long as they only teach facts and not ideology, pay them more.

  38. @davidsamuelson2089

    May 16, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    I cannot imagine what teachers have to go through. Can you imagine any other profession having to get buy off from every single patient & parent of a patient in order to do their job or they get in trouble? Can you imagine going into a doctor’s office as a parent that has no idea what they’re talking about and telling the doctor that they prescribe the wrong prescription and you know better? Of course not. The parents and students do this to teachers all the time. You could not pay me enough to be a teacher in the United States.

  39. @davidsamuelson2089

    May 16, 2024 at 3:04 pm

    It does not help that in the United States, nobody wants to pay teachers, the Republican party is actively trying to shift public education funding for private schools and religious institutions, half the schools aren’t even safe enough, and classrooms are crowded and teachers are expected to be babysitters.

  40. @davidsamuelson2089

    May 16, 2024 at 3:06 pm

    In the United States, public education is mostly funded by the faulty property tax system. in poor communities, with many vacancies and very little commercial development, there’s no funding for teachers or decent schools. And, the rich communities complain their taxes are too high and are not about to share any of their property tax distribution with schools from poorer communities that desperately need the funds. .

  41. @williametzler3743

    May 16, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    My father a teacher of 20 years quit because of the bs they put teachers through. 11 english teachers quit at the school with a graduating class of like 350 within less than 2 years…. Like bro wtf the US is BONED.

  42. @kayrealist9793

    May 16, 2024 at 6:09 pm

    Why is race playing a role in this teacher talk. We need to stop emphasizing race and focus on the issue at hand. You know what would be a good start? Educating the parents on what parenting methods result to good outcomes.

  43. @hwanohchung

    May 16, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    Raise the salary. Done.

  44. @nkchenjx

    May 17, 2024 at 12:22 am

    there is no shortage of qualified teachers. There is a shortage of fairly paid teachers.

  45. @reedofwater

    May 17, 2024 at 12:02 pm

    If you want more teachers just due two things: 1. Pay teachers more. 2. Reform crap school system

  46. @_Johnny_BRAV0

    May 17, 2024 at 2:58 pm

    It may not matter… Bt m not convinced by the agenda

  47. @xingwang9602

    May 18, 2024 at 12:55 pm

    absolutely LOVE this!

  48. @khadijahmuhammad7655

    May 18, 2024 at 3:53 pm

    No one will be where they are now without a teacher. Teachers makeup the bed rock of society.

  49. @The1stDukeDroklar

    May 19, 2024 at 1:34 pm

    AI will be the answer to that very soon. Public schools are an endangered species.

  50. @mikayla15evans

    May 19, 2024 at 8:27 pm

    I love this Ted talk! I am currently working on getting my teaching degree as we speak and this talk speaks volumes to the field

  51. @arscheerio

    May 19, 2024 at 8:38 pm

    Enough with restorative justice and Marxism in school.

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