Constance A. Lindsay
Are students suspended less often when they have a teacher of the same race?
Teacher turnover and shortages are challenges that the entire education field faces, but these challenges are especially acute for teachers of color.
Black students who have a same-race teacher are less likely to experience exclusionary discipline.
States should work with teacher prep programs to produce candidates that are more aligned to their needs.
We are facing some real challenges in obtaining the high-quality, diverse teacher workforce that we need.