A new study suggests that students generally felt more supported and motivated by teachers of color.
Recruitment is only half of the problem.
"Instilling black pride is not a threat. It is a necessity."
As a society in general, and educators in particular, we need to delve deeper into the reported reason teachers of color leave which include paltry working conditions in already persistently dangerous, under performing, under funded urban public schools.
High-minority districts typically received less funding per pupil from states and localities than low-minority districts
There needs to be more of a balance with respect to the racial composition of teachers in urban schools -- we cannot just hire black teachers for history and Latino teachers to teach Spanish. We need teachers of color in the mathematics, science and English content areas as well.
According to the Census Bureau, PreK-12 teachers represent the largest occupational group in the nation, and the profession
"This is a problem for students, schools, and the public at large. Teachers of color serve as role models for students, giving
During his time in office, Duncan has launched Teach.gov, a national teacher recruitment campaign. He's also brought his