Schools to Hire More Teachers of Color

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Source: US News

In an effort to increase rates of diversity within classrooms, more schools across the US are hiring teachers of color.

According to a recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics, African American and Latin instructors only constitute 20 percent of the teaching population.

At a time in which more students are of color, school officials are seeking to hire more educators from diverse backgrounds.

“It is imperative that students see a reflection of themselves in the classroom, in the administration and in the highest level of education,” said Lawrence Battle, an African-American social studies teacher in Houston.

“We must put more men and women of color in these classrooms to show students that we are invested in your future,” he added.

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