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The disappearing of Black and Latino educators removes the most consistent advocates for a historically accurate, culturally relevant and inclusive curriculum.

  • Since 2001-02 there has been a decline in the hiring of Black teachers.

  • Since 2001-02 there has been an increase in the hiring of white teachers.

  • The percentage of Black teachers hired between 2008 & 2012 is the lowest in 30 years.

  • The percentage of Latino and Asian teachers hired is far below the student population.

Ethnicity of New Hires*

by School Year(s):

1990-91 to 2012-13

In July 2019, the Teacher Diversity Committee finally got a response from the NYC DOE for the multitude of FOIL requests we've sent for more current years of Staffing Statistics. That information is now available for viewing on our NEWS & REPORTS page.
In order to update the graphic chart below, our all volunteer Committee is working diligently; reading through the data and compiling a concise breakdown of Hires by Ethnicity for the 2016 and 2018 years.  Once done, those stats will be incorporated into a new infographic.
Please bear with us... better yet, lend a hand!  Support our important work. Get involved and become a Teacher Diversity Committee member.  Send us an email and let us know you're ready to join in the struggle to stem the disappearance of Black and Latino Teachers.  
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Data Source:

NYC DOE and the Independent Budget Office (IBO)

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