A new report released by the AFT’s Albert Shanker Institute confirms that D.C. public schools are "seriously hemorrhaging teachers of color," reports WTU Local 6. The report, “The State of Teacher Diversity in American Education,” shows that the percentage of black teachers in DCPS dropped dramatically from 77% in 2003 to 49% in 2011. The report was the subject of a panel discussion at the National Press Club on Sept. 16, where WTU President Elizabeth Davis (right) was one of the panelists. “DCPS is rapidly moving toward a less diverse teacher workforce even as our classrooms continue to have an overwhelming majority of minority students,” Davis said.
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