Elementary Education

Only two percent of teachers are black, yet research confirms they matter

April 25, 2019

The ESPN online journal (“the Undefeated”) wrote an article highlighting CSUN’s Future Male Minority Teachers of California project. Click here for the full article.

Male minority teacher with children

In the article, Dr. David Kretschmer (CSUN Department of Elementary Education) is quoted:

“Kids do better when they’re taught by teachers who look like them. That’s just the way it is,” said California State University, Northridge (CSUN) education professor David Kretschmer, one of two directors leading the Future Minority Male Teachers Across California Project, known as F2MTC, which aims to recruit, prepare and retain male teachers of color at the elementary level throughout California’s university system. “That’s why we need more men of color in American classrooms, period.”