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African American Teachers

Two Percent Is Not Enough

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Two percent. That is the number of teachers in this country who are African-American men. This would be shocking as a stand-alone statistic, but in the context of our nation's student population, it is appalling.

New Orleans Teachers And Students Wrestle With Racial Tension

The Root | Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Every year hundreds of young, idealistic recent college graduates flood into New Orleans to teach at the city’s public schools. But in a school syst...

US Teachers Nowhere As Diverse As Their Students

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 07.04.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, ye...