The Need for TQRP

Less than 2% of Public School Teachers are African American males. [1]
  • TQRP provides a forum for aspiring African American male educators to learn from, support and share experiences with peers and experienced faculty.
  • Only 8% of all teachers with three or fewer years of experience are black
Nationwide, only 44% of middle school STEM teachers have STEM degrees. [2]
  • TQRP recruits STEM majors and provides training and support to increase the population of minority STEM teachers in high-need schools.
Forty to fifty percent of teachers leave the profession in the first 5 years, while 20% after the first year alone. [3]
  • TQRP offers professional development and support for TMCF member-school students and alumni, beginning with their pre-service training and continuing until their third year in the field.

1. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service, The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce, Washington, D.C. 2016. https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/highered/racial-diversity/state-racial-diversity-workforce.pdf

2. Loeb, S., & Reininger, M. (2004). Public policy and teacher labor markets: What we know and why it matters. The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University.

3. Ingersoll, R.M. (2007). CPRE Policy Briefs: Misdiagnosing the teacher quality problem. Philadelphia: Consortium on Policy Research in Education.