9. Mississippi is experiencing a severe teacher shortage. What strategies will you support to recruit and retain high quality educators? I think if we want the best students, we need the best teachers this nation can provide. That said, we have to look outside our school systems, outside our region, and our state to see what is working in other places. But it begins early on. Our school systems should control the narrative, grow our teachers from within, and provide comparable compensation packages for our teachers. We should also continue to train our teachers, and add programming and forums that they can share their grievances and also share their successes. Finally, we must recognize that role as a position of honor in our communities.