“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."
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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.
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.
— 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 —