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Educators of color still represent less than 25% of overall teacher workforce

December 4, 2018

Putting aside the question of whether or not the data should be viewed as positive or negative, the bigger picture is that educators of color have been found to bring numerous benefits to students. According to a 2016 report from The Brookings Institution, a more diverse teaching workforce may lead to higher expectations for minority students, more cultural sensitivity, and role models. The report states that “minority students might benefit from seeing adults with a similar racial/ethnic background in a position of authority.

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