In recent years, a new problem in a decades-old challenge has emerged: the number of new Mississippi teachers has sharply declined, exacerbating the teacher shortage and threatening the success of public education in Mississippi.

Nothing in the Pipes: Educator Crisis in Mississippi

This report discusses how the rising cost of college attendance and the declining value of teacher salaries may be squeezing aspiring new teachers out of the pipeline. To better understand Mississippi’s educator pipeline, the report draws on a variety of data spanning K-12 education, colleges and universities, and the economy at large.