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    America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    The racial gap between teachers and students has widened as more young people of color have enrolled each year. In 1994, two-thirds of public school students were white; by 2016, fewer than half were. Over time, the ranks of teachers of color have grown. In 1988, 87 percent of public school teachers were white. By 2016, 80 percent were, according to federal data.

    “You don’t want all of your Hispanic kids looking up to a bunch of white teachers and that’s basically what we have so, yeah, it’s an issue,” said Adam Schaible, superintendent of the Wright school district. “It’s not a front-burner issue for me or for my district. I think in the hiring process, we are always giving preference to people who are bilingual, bilingual Spanish. There aren’t that many of them.”

    Sebastien Jean, 17, who is black and Hispanic, remembers that his elementary school teachers were all white, so he started acting what felt like white, absorbing what he called the “Caucasianness of it."

    “I sort of lost my flavor,” he said.

    That created tension with his mother. “I would go home and start talking about the weather and gas prices and my mom would be like, ‘Where did you get that from?’ ”

    Schaible said he has tried to find Latino aides or other paraprofessionals for a countywide teacher-training program aimed at recruiting Latino teachers. But he said he hasn’t found anyone to recommend, partly because a bachelor’s degree is required to participate.
    The Mecklers and Rabinowitz' of the world are outraged that Latino and black children are being taught by....blech...white teachers! Nevermind the fact that Meckler and Rabinowitz admit that being a teacher is often a thankless, unhappy profession with low pay:


    People of color are less likely to go into teaching and less likely to stay in it. Education requirements, low pay, unhappy workplaces and lack of respect all can contribute. The result: At every step on the road from high school student to classroom teacher, people of color fall away.

    It's not enough white children make up less than 50% of American students , now the Meckler Rabinowitz' demand that the teachers be non-white as well. Diversity means openly discriminating against the men & women who teach your children now, according to the Meckler Rabinowitz' of the world.

    Given the fact that less than 50% of American children are white, and non-whites are either not educated enough, or simply not interested enough in becoming teachers, what might be in store for the American educational system in 20 years, when all those pesky pale white teachers retire?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...her-diversity/
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    Re: America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    The Mecklers and Rabinowitz' of the world are outraged that Latino and black children are being taught by....blech...white teachers! Nevermind the fact that Meckler and Rabinowitz admit that being a teacher is often a thankless, unhappy profession with low pay:


    People of color are less likely to go into teaching and less likely to stay in it. Education requirements, low pay, unhappy workplaces and lack of respect all can contribute. The result: At every step on the road from high school student to classroom teacher, people of color fall away.

    It's not enough white children make up less than 50% of American students , now the Meckler Rabinowitz' demand that the teachers be non-white as well. Diversity means openly discriminating against the men & women who teach your children now, according to the Meckler Rabinowitz' of the world.

    Given the fact that less than 50% of American children are white, and non-whites are either not educated enough, or simply not interested enough in becoming teachers, what might be in store for the American educational system in 20 years, when all those pesky pale white teachers retire?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...her-diversity/
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    Re: America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Why do you need a bachelors to teach basic education? Thats probably a problem, too much expense required to get and keep a job that doesn't pay enough to justify the expenditure and time.

    Probably. After all, homeschooled children typically score higher on standardized tests than public school children - and many of their parents have no degrees at all.

    But, they care about their students more.

    I don't think we need an artificial push to get more black and Hispanic teachers in the mix -- they'll go into teaching if they want to. Otherwise, they should be allowed to pursue the careers of their choice, whatever those may be.

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    Re: America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    The Mecklers and Rabinowitz' of the world are outraged that Latino and black children are being taught by....blech...white teachers! Nevermind the fact that Meckler and Rabinowitz admit that being a teacher is often a thankless, unhappy profession with low pay:


    People of color are less likely to go into teaching and less likely to stay in it. Education requirements, low pay, unhappy workplaces and lack of respect all can contribute. The result: At every step on the road from high school student to classroom teacher, people of color fall away.

    It's not enough white children make up less than 50% of American students , now the Meckler Rabinowitz' demand that the teachers be non-white as well. Diversity means openly discriminating against the men & women who teach your children now, according to the Meckler Rabinowitz' of the world.

    Given the fact that less than 50% of American children are white, and non-whites are either not educated enough, or simply not interested enough in becoming teachers, what might be in store for the American educational system in 20 years, when all those pesky pale white teachers retire?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...her-diversity/


    Does lumping together rural America's schools and Urban schools make any sense here?
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    Re: America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    "Diversity" here implies that the race of the teacher should match the student. This is a racist concept. If a black student needs a black teacher, maybe they also need a black bathroom and a black water fountain?
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    Re: America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Why do you need a bachelors to teach basic education?
    Because colleges require you to take a crap ton of course which will never be of use to you, just so they can get more money. I took a philosophy of art class which actually satisfied two of my graduation requirements, but in no way had anything to do what my job has been for well over a decade (teacher).

    Teachers need training. Anyone who thinks otherwise is ignorant. But they need teacher training, not Philosophy of Art to become a math teacher.
    Quote Originally Posted by Piglet View Post
    Probably. After all, homeschooled children typically score higher on standardized tests than public school children - and many of their parents have no degrees at all.

    But, they care about their students more.
    You hit the nail on the head here.

    Quality of education doesn't start with schools or teachers. It starts with parents/guardians. It is highly unlikely any teacher, no matter how good he/she is, can reach an unmotivated student with parents who either don't care or actively undermine the school/teacher.

    The problem with public education isn't the schools/teachers (though there some bad ones out there, there are also many good ones...just like in any profession), it is with a society that constantly undervalues the importance of education.
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    Does lumping together rural America's schools and Urban schools make any sense here?
    It does if you're trying to stir up racial animosity, which describes nearly all of this OP's threads.

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    Re: America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    That created tension with his mother. “I would go home and start talking about the weather and gas prices and my mom would be like, ‘Where did you get that from?’ ”
    Hope he doesn't get a job in finance or science - Mom might get really pissed. Better to stick with jobs that have "flavor" - like a short order cook.

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    Re: America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    Quote Originally Posted by Piglet View Post
    Probably. After all, homeschooled children typically score higher on standardized tests than public school children - and many of their parents have no degrees at all.

    But, they care about their students more.

    I don't think we need an artificial push to get more black and Hispanic teachers in the mix -- they'll go into teaching if they want to. Otherwise, they should be allowed to pursue the careers of their choice, whatever those may be.

    There is no evidence to support that claim.

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    Re: America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post

    Given the fact that less than 50% of American children are white, and non-whites are either not educated enough, or simply not interested enough in becoming teachers, what might be in store for the American educational system in 20 years, when all those pesky pale white teachers retire?


    That is a no-brainer.

    Here in Los Angeles, for example, the police department is no longer majority Caucasian.

    In the coming decades, ALL professions (including teaching) will perforce be dominated by Latinx and then African Americans. (Caucasians will be the third largest group followed by Asians.)

    Problem solved!

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    Re: America’s Schools are More Diverse Than Ever, But the Teachers are Still Mostly White

    Diversity in education is an important part of pissing off nazis and ensuring that fewer of them exist in the next generation.

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