Thursday, September 17, 2015

Think-Tank Finds Number Of Black Teachers Down In Major Urban School Districts.

The Washington Post (9/16, Layton) reports that according to a study to be released on Wednesday by the Albert Shanker Institute, the “number of black public school teachers in nine cities — including the country’s three largest school districts — dropped between 2002 and 2012,” which raises questions “about whether those school systems are doing enough to maintain a diverse teaching corps.” The Post says that the issue is “important” because research has suggested that “students who are racially paired” with teachers “do better academically.”

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