09/11/2014 01:02 pm ET Updated Sep 11, 2014

America's Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers

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“Hiring more white teachers is not the best way to improve education for students, particularly students of color.” This recent commentary by a black student from New Orleans in the Washington Post predictably aroused the ire of readers who accused the young man of reverse racism, playing the race card and divisiveness.

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