Pass the Educator Diversity Act!
For students of color to thrive in the classroom, they need to see themselves represented in their teachers and role models. To ensure all students encounter teachers and mentors who understand and validate their experiences, we must break down the systemic barriers that prevent the recruitment and retention of educators of color.
The Educator Diversity Act will serve as a national model for diversifying the teacher pipeline through state-level policy. DESE has a stated goal of increasing the percentage of diverse educators from 8% to 25% by 2030. The Educator Diversity Act will give DESE and local districts the policy tools needed to achieve this commendable goal while addressing some of the most pertinent barriers for educators of color.
Help us advocate for students and educators of color to have an equitable and affirming educational environment. Email your legislators today and ask them to express support for the Educator Diversity Act to legislative leadership.
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