Barriers facing teachers of color (part 2)

 

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While the Center for American Progress  report outlined the barriers facing educators of color in the public school system, it also provided recommendations to alleviate these obstacles both on a federal and state level.

Federal government recommendations:

  • Create a national teaching corp that rivals those that current exists in the private sector.
  • Fund teaching preparedness programs at minority-serving institutions.
  • Implement incentives for talented students of color going into careers in education.

State government recommendations:

  • Provide scholarships to future teachers that are connected with teacher training programs that currently exist.
  • Adjust compensation packages for talented teachers of color to match those of other comparable professions.
  • Back state and local initiatives that aim to recruit more educators of color.

Adedotun Ogunbajo, Joint Center Graduate Scholar, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

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