Nice analysis here with numbers on the astonishing shortage of black male teachers, compared to the school-age population of black males.
I remain wary that dramatically boosting that number will turn the corner on improving the academic performance of black male students -- mostly because I’ve visited schools where white female teachers were doing a great job teaching inner city males. It’s all about how you teach.
However, having black male role models undoubtedly helps a lot when when it comes to improving graduation rates.
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