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There Aren't Enough Black Teachers in the US — and We Desperately Need to Change That

Certainly, the Johns Hopkins study is illuminating. However, David Kretschmer — a professor of education at California State University, Northridge, and a director of the Future Minority Male Teachers of California Project — put it quite simply: "Kids do better when they're taught by teachers who look like them. That's just the way it is. That's why we need more men of color in American classrooms, period."


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