Black Teachers Matter

ReadThisThing

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
ReadThisThing is part of the family of newsletters at Inside.com 
Copyright © 2016 Inside, All rights reserved.
You're receiving this because you subscribed to ReadThisThing

Our mailing address is:
Inside
25 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Add us to your address book


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list