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Perkins, Bettye – American Educator, 2016
In a country with an increasing population of nonwhite students, there are far too few teachers of color. The numbers are particularly distressing when it comes to finding male teachers of color, who are essential role models for black boys. As a result, black and Latino children sitting in classrooms with white teachers, day after day and year…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, African American Students
Kahlenberg, Richard D. – American Educator, 2013
Integrating our schools is a goal that many of us share. But some seem to have given up on the idea, as plans to boost racial diversity have come under attack, and as the fixation on test scores has narrowed some people's concept of a good education. There is, however, new hope: integration by socioeconomic status. It's a cost-effective, legally…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Socioeconomic Status, Social Integration, Achievement Gap
Welsh, Patrick – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1987
Teachers in an Alexandria, VA high school formed the School Improvement Project to have a greater voice in the running of the school. They were surprised by the work the process demanded and by faculty members and administrators wedded to the old top-down structure. (Author/LHW)
Descriptors: Decision Making, High Schools, Participative Decision Making, School Based Management