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White Teacher: We Need More Teachers of Color in Public Schools

on May 24, 2016

Yes. More teachers of color, definitely.
And more teachers, period. Too many are leaving the field because of the Common Core/testing/testing/testing initiatives.
I’m not so sure I would go into teaching today, much as I loved it, and loved my students.
Teachers need to be allowed to teach.

gadflyonthewallblog

BlackMaleTeacher

Black students relate to black teachers.

White students relate to white teachers.

It’s just human nature. We identify most with people like us.

It doesn’t mean kids can only be taught by teachers of their own race. That’s silly.

But it’s just as ridiculous to pretend like this doesn’t matter at all.

Fact: Roughly 48% of our nation’s public school children are children of color.

Fact: Only 18% of our nation’s teachers are persons of color.

We’re missing a tremendous opportunity!

I am a white teacher with classes made up mostly of African Americans. The suburban Western Pennsylvania district where I teach has a smattering of Hispanics, Asians and other nationalities, but most of the students are white, black or multiracial.

I love all of my kids and try to relate to them. But I’d be fooling myself if I thought my culture and complexion didn’t sometimes stand between…

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