Star Tribune: Counterpoint: Teachers of color and American Indian descent in Minnesota are crucial

“Why are there so few American Indian teachers and teachers of color? There are several systemic reasons, including: institutional/historical inequities in schooling; lack of financial incentives and support; teacher licensing exams and overuse of standardized testing in K-12 schools; teacher-preparation programs that tend to replicate inequity by lacking inclusive practices; and racially isolating school climates that lead to problems with retaining teachers from diverse backgrounds.”

By Vichet Chhuon, Paul Spies and Rene Antrop-Gonzalez

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