This booklet summarizes what we have learned from working with teachers and calls all of us to action on their behalf.
Throughout, you’ll find a series of short stories written by teachers to remind you how hard they work, how much they care about their students, and how much of an impact they’ve had on those students. It’s important to share their realities in their own voices. We hope this booklet encourages more listening and inspires more action. Time to lean in.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is producing the Let’s Talk series to share what we are learning from our investments and the work of our partners. Our goal is to share what districts and schools should consider—and avoid—so that we can all learn from each other as we continue to advance college readiness for all students.