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ERIC Number: ED561065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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America's Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color: Getting More Teachers of Color into the Classroom
Ahmad, Farah Z.; Boser, Ulrich
Center for American Progress
To prepare American students for lives of high achievement, America's schools need a teaching corps that is not only highly effective but also racially and ethnically diverse. Progress has been made in recent decades in attracting people of color to the teaching profession. But major barriers--including a scarcity of high-quality, teacher-training programs targeted at teachers of color; the educational debt students of color must shoulder; and the general lack of esteem in our society for teaching--stand in the way of producing an optimal pool of teachers. Without vigorous policy innovations and public investment, the demographic gap will only widen to the detriment of children's education. This report will describe how the shortcomings of today's education system and the underachievement of many of today's students of color shrink the future supply of teachers of color. Furthermore, it will offer policy recommendations through which federal and state education agencies and local school districts can address this critical problem. [This report was produced under Progress 2050: New Ideas for a Diverse America, a project within the Center for American Progress.]
Center for American Progress. 1333 H Street NW 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-682-1611; Web site: http://www.americanprogress.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center for American Progress