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Only 1 In 5 Teachers In U.S. Are Non-White

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U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.

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Kit B (276)
Monday May 5, 2014, 7:56 pm

SCOTUS needs to read this report. All is well and we have no racial discrimination, you bet. I guess I have been lucky to teach in schools with a slightly better racial balance but not by much. The students need role models people that look like them, maybe have grown up in tough conditions and understand them. I find this to be very sad.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday May 5, 2014, 9:30 pm
Thank you Carrie

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 6, 2014, 5:55 am
Thanks Carrie.

Lona G (80)
Tuesday May 6, 2014, 6:23 am
Kit, I'm afraid that when SCOTUS reads this report,just the opposite of what you hope for will happen. This SCOTUS will do anything to deny that racial equality still exists and anything to make the situation worse by tampering with the Voting Act and the Reverse Bias Case. Given half a chance, this SCOTUS will soon put an end to programs and policies intended to increase the number of minority teachers, just to prove to their masters that they are in control of the racial 'problem' which of course doesn't exist.

Justin Vale (13)
Tuesday May 6, 2014, 10:07 am
well duh!!!!
this is an anglo saxon nation. we are right now using their language to express ourselves.
and besides, i would much rather have my kid taught by a white teacher ( especially anglo ) a thousands times over than by an african american, puerto rican, latino or native american teacher. and i'm a latino puerto rican.

. (0)
Tuesday May 6, 2014, 2:01 pm
I can only speak for NJ. The term "minority" in referencing Afro Americans is a misnomer. Forty Eight percent of the students attending piblic schools are white - they are the "minority". There is no urban district in NJ where the percentage of black teachers is less than 80%.
These districts make up the majority of our schools; population. I would love to see a state by state break down.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday May 6, 2014, 4:03 pm
Great article. Noted with thanks Carrie.
I do agree with the article, in schools where their are more minority groups, they would benefit from teachers that are in the minority group also. I really thought Kit had a great comment on the subject.
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