Families gather at Sunnyside Elementary School for a "Children-Center March for Black Lives" for the 83rd straight night in Portland, Oregon on Aug. 18, 2020.
Equity & Diversity Series

Voices From the Field: Conversations With Male Educators of Color

Male educators and educators of color are in the minority in school buildings by huge margins. In this series, we hear from male educators of different racial backgrounds on how they got into the field, what their experiences have been like in school buildings, the challenges they’ve seen in the education system, and what can be improved for themselves and the students who look like them.

Equity & Diversity Video Why This Latino Teacher Is the Educator His Latinx Students Need
Latinx students are the least likely to have a teacher who looks like them. A Latino teacher on why a reflective teacher population matters.
Jaclyn Borowski , July 21, 2021
4:57
A student at Crosby High School works in class in Waterbury, Conn. on Nov. 2, 2019. While students in the Waterbury public school district are predominantly black and Hispanic, the vast majority of its educators, as in school districts across the country, are white.
A student at Crosby High School works in class in Waterbury, Conn. on Nov. 2, 2019. While students in the Waterbury public school district are predominantly black and Hispanic, the vast majority of its educators, as in school districts across the country, are white.
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Equity & Diversity Video A Black Male Educator From Virginia on What He’s Faced in the School Building
After experiencing racism in the school building early in his career, a black male teacher in Alexandria, Va., sought out a school with leaders who looked like him. Here, he explains why that matters and discusses the issues he continues to see in the education system.
Jaclyn Borowski , June 25, 2021
4:50
Teaching Profession Video Black Male Educators on Pipelines and Retention
Black men account for only 2 percent of teachers, and their turnover rates are especially high. A look at the problems and potential solutions behind that statistic.
Jaclyn Borowski , May 4, 2021
5:45