Will More Minority Teachers Close Connecticut’s Achievement Gap?

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May 23, 12:00 AM

Will More Minority Teachers Close Connecticut's Achievement Gap?

Minority students make up 42 percent of the population in Connecticut, but only eight percent of educators are minorities. And teacher prep programs don’t draw enough people of color. For example, last year at Southern Connecticut State University, only one-third of undergraduates studying to become teachers were minorities. And there wasn’t a single black man among them.

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