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Report: Some states’ teaching standards lack details on cultural responsiveness

The diversity of the nation’s public school students continues to grow at a far faster rate than that of the teacher workforce. As a result, efforts are increasing to ensure that beginning and current teachers have ways to make the curriculum relevant to all of the students in their classrooms and to be aware of how their assumptions about students’ backgrounds, interests or strengths might limit future opportunities for those students.

The report highlights Washington for being the only state that asks teachers to understand “unearned privilege.” The state is also specific about expecting teachers to recognize how prejudice, discrimination and racism are different and engaging students in discussions around these issues.

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