Teacher diversity

The number of minority teachers in Chicago has been on a downturn

Rebecca Harris | Catalyst Chicago

The Center for American Progress released a report recently, “Teacher Diversity Matters,”detailing the “teacher diversity gap” state-by-state.

The findings paint a sobering picture of minority under-representation, statewide, in the teaching profession: Just 54 percent of Illinois students are white, but 89 percent of teachers are.

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