Race on campus

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Research at the Johns Hopkins University demonstrated that Black students who had one Black teacher by third grade were 13 percent more likely to enroll in college and those with two Black teachers were 32 percent more likely. And studies have found that the presence of Black teachers significantly increased the math and reading achievement of Black students. ‘Colleges and universities have significant roles in helping to train and prepare diverse teacher candidates,’ says Samantha Strachan, director for Alabama A&M University’s M.A.L.E. Initiative Scholarship program. Her program is one of a growing number of efforts by colleges to recruit more Black men into the teaching profession — by giving them access to an education degree.”

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