Archived Articles on Teacher Diversity
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From the Home Page: See the DOE's FOIL reply & DOCs below.
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.