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  • Report Finds Recruitment of Black Teachers Failing in NYC Schools​ 

From the Home Page: See the DOE's FOIL reply & DOCs below.

Editorial

During Bloomberg's three terms in office, there was an over 40% decline in the number of new Black teachers hired.  In response, the de Blasio administration funded a program in January 2015 called "Men Teach" which they said "will develop new initiatives and programs aiming to put an additional 1,000 men of color on course to become NYC public school teachers over the next three years."  The Men Teach initiative did not identify or reverse any policies or practices implemented under the heading of "education reform" which actually contributed to the Bloomberg era decline. The Men Teach initiative has confined itself to an advertising 

campaign to encourage Black and Latino men to apply for teaching positions and to support the retention of these new teachers.  Based on the data from the 2016 and 2018 EEO 5 reports below, the Teachers Diversity Committee of NYC invites education activists, UFT members and leaders to evaluate Mayor Di Blasio's Men Teach initiative and to demand a reversal of the policies and practices which continue to both disproportionately exclude, and push out men and women of color from teaching in NYC schools.

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FOIL REQUEST: DOE's Staff Stats '96-2014

The much awaited statistical data has finally been sent regarding racial composition of hires, 1996 to 2014. The 103-page PDF is well worth your analytical review.

The Albert Shanker Institute:

"Translated into numbers, Black teachers experienced a significant loss in population. During the time period of 2002-2012, the net impact of hiring patterns was to reduce diversity in the teacher force."

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS:

Teacher Diversity Matters

SEND YOUR OWN LETTER TO THE UFT:

If you feel as strongly as we do about the UFT's responsibility to Teacher Diversity, make your voice known! Take some tips from the letter we sent and tell Mulgrew to do the right thing by NYC's students.  

NEA Report:

"Lack of Teacher Diversity Jeopardizes Student Achievement"

TEACHERS UNITE:

The Disappearance of Black & Latino Teachers in NYC

Our Teacher Diversity Committee whole heartedly agrees with TU: "The declining hires of teachers of color and the disparity between the demographics of the teaching force and the student population warrants critical inquiry into the declining numbers of Black & Latina/o educators from NYC public schools."