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Here’s What Happens When Students of Color Have Teachers Who Look Like Them
When students of color have even one teacher matching their racial background, their educational prospects rise significantly. The data backs this up. Charter schools in North Carolina are leading the way in recruiting more diverse teachers. Seth Gershenson, Fordham Institute Seth Gershenson, Fordham Institute Students’ test scores increase in math and English, but these aren’t the only positive results. Black students who had Black teachers during K-12 have higher high school graduation rates. And having teachers of color also makes students of color 19% more likely to graduate college. By recruiting more teachers of color, more Black and Brown kids are getting the experience of being taught by a same-race teacher in urban charter schools.