Thu, May 8, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
Study: Too Few Teachers of Color in Public SchoolsDownload audio (MP3)
California classrooms may be getting more diverse, but public school teachers don't reflect that trend, according to a new study by The Center for American Progress. The report finds that while 73 percent of the state's K-12 students are non-white, only 29 percent of teachers are people of color. We'll discuss the findings, and why the authors conclude that we need to do more to increase diversity in our teaching ranks.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Ulrich Boser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and an author of the report "Teacher Diversity Revisited: A New State- by-State Analysis"