Episode 133

Black Teachers Wanted

June 14, 2018
  • Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Race & Ethnicity
Professor & Henry Heuser Endowed Chair in Urban Partnerships, University of Louisville

America is getting more diverse, and that means more children of color are students in our schools. But teachers are still overwhelmingly white, so many of these students rarely see teachers who look like them. Professor Michèle Foster tells the little-known story of why America lost many of its black teachers, what that means for students, and what can be done to change things.

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