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“School districts, charter schools and teacher unions should use contract negotiations as a vehicle for increasing teaching diversity, incorporating programs and features…that serve to increase teacher diversity."

- Page 109

State of Teacher Diversity

ALBERT SHANKER INSTITUTE

Teacher Diversity is Labor Solidarity

A 42% decline in the hiring of Black teachers occurred during the Bloomberg administration years. This damaging practice has not been reversed under Mayor deBlasio's administration. 

About Us

 

We are UFT members, parents, public education advocates and community activists committed to addressing and reversing the disappearance of Black & Latino teachers in NYC public schools.

 

KNOW THE FACTS • READ THE STATS

 

AFTER THE DOE IGNORED OUR FOIL REQUESTS FOR YEARS, TDC FINALLY RECEIVED THE DOCUMENTS!

SEE THE DOE's HIRING & STAFF STATISTICS

— ALBERT SHANKER INSTITUTE —

"In New York City, the rate of new Black hires in district schools was substantially below the Black share of the workforce in the previous year, which was the primary driver in the shrinking share of Black teachers in the district."

— NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION —

"[Nationally]...the percentage of African American male students is more than three times the percentage of African American male teachers; and the percentage of Hispanic male students is almost seven times the percentage of Hispanic male teachers.  Asian males represent less than 0.5 percent of the teaching force. The research also implies that same-race teachers are more effective in teaching students of their respective race."

READ THE CURRENT RESEARCH FINDINGS

The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers

page 7

The danger

is that

demographic mismatch

generates low expectations

that become

self-fulfilling prophecies.

page 35

For the most disadvantaged Black males, conservative estimates suggest that

exposure to a

Black teacher 

in

primary school

cuts

high school

dropout rates 39%.

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EXPLORE ADDITIONAL RESEARCH REPORTS HERE