A diverse teaching force, research makes clear, benefits all students—improving attitudes about race and young people’s sense of self-efficacy. Yet while students of color comprise more than 50 percent of public school enrollment nationally, nearly 80 percent of teachers are White. In many states, most students attend schools and districts that do not employ a single teacher of color. Why should this be and what can we do about it?
FutureEd and TNTP hosted a webinar on April 4 to discuss these issues. Moderated by FutureEd Senior Fellow Lynn Olson, the panel included:
Tequilla Brownie, CEO of TNTP
Sharif El-Mekki, CEO of Center for Black Educator Development
Mayme Hostetter, President, Relay Graduate School of Education
Tami Jenkins, Tech Teach Across Texas