THE DISAPPEARING OF BLACK
& LATINO TEACHERS
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.
NYC DOE and the Independent Budget Office (IBO)