Black Teachers Matter


Black Teachers Matter

While most Americans are quickly becoming aware of issues such as police brutality and violence in black communities, the steady and significant loss of African American teachers has gone largely unnoticed. For example, African Americans made up 7.9 percent of the teaching workforce nationwide during the 2003-04 school year. By 2011-12, that figure had dropped to 6.8 percent, a difference of 26,000 teachers.

This Mother Jones article not only offers a detailed examination of the problem, but it also addresses the research surrounding what needs to be done to raise achievement, which includes consistently pushing back against damaging racial prejudices.

Black Teachers Matter
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