CALE is delighted to share the newest edition of our Voices from the Field policy video series, featuring UCLA’s Dr. Kai Mathews. Dr. Mathews discusses why it’s critical for California’s students that we improve teacher diversity and how we can use new funding streams and teacher preparation models to get it done.

Dr. Mathews is the Research Director at UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools.

This three-part video series covers:

  • Part I: Why and how districts can use new funding streams to make their teaching workforce look more like the students they serve
  • Part II: How California’s classified school employee teacher credentialing program is a “win-win-win” for new teachers, students, and the state
  • Part III: Why we need better oversight of federal student loan forgiveness.