Entrepreneurship education won’t save the teaching profession — but it’s a good place to start

K-12 Dive

Falia Justima teaches entrepreneurship education at Immokalee High School in Florida’s Collier County Public Schools.

Since March 2020, K-12 educators like me have weathered a variety of upheavals — from remote instruction and hybrid classrooms to tackling students’ unmet needs, both academic and social-emotional.

It’s no wonder teachers are struggling to find joy these days, which is impacting teacher turnover. As bad as that is for teachers, it’s even worse for students: Researchers have found teacher turnover negatively impacts student performance, which disproportionately impacts students at low-performing schools. 

This is no small matter. Getting kids excited about learning starts with the idea of joy, and joy starts with teachers. 

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