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Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers

by William Hite - For the Inquirer
Earlier this month, in these pages, Philadelphia writer Ernest Owens argued that we should cancel Black History Month and instead "recognize black history - and its people - all year round." I take Mr.

The U.S. Teaching Population Is Getting Bigger, and More Female

by Alia Won - The Atlantic
Teaching in the United States was once considered a career for men. Then the profession’s gender composition shifted dramatically around the mid-19th century, when the country’s public-school system was born. As schoolhouse doors opened to children of all social classes and genders, so too did the education profession.

For the first time in history the percentage of men in child care increases to highest level

MenTeach.org
(MINNEAPOLIS) – MenTeach has announced for the first time in United States history, the percentage of men working in child care has increased to 6.3%. Since the 1970s the percentages have ranged from 2.1% to 5.9% but has only been above the 6% threshold once in 1975 at 6.2% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Summer Bridge Program Cultivates Future Male Minority Elementary School Teachers

by Wyatt Samuelson - CSUN
There was a simple question asked to the room of eager students and mentors: “May I teach?”

The audience answered confidently: “Teach on.”

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University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff aids teacher recruitment

By Aziza Musa - Akansas Online
Eight high school students -- all male -- will start taking teacher-preparation courses at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff this month in an effort to raise the racial and ethnic diversity of teachers nationwide.

The teens are a part of Project Pipeline Repair, a three-year initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and administered by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

'Young Black Men [Should] See Black Men in Front of Them' -- This Detroit Teacher

By Quan Neloms -
I began teaching at 22. Back in my hometown of Detroit and fresh out of college, I thought I had all the answers.

I believed students would instantly relate to me because of my knowledge, enthusiasm and youth.

Ha!

History Lesson: Public school teachers - Legacy of low pay and little respect

Winona Daily News Centennial Edition Nov. 20, 1955
Only women taught school in the very first years of Winona's public school history. The low pay ($20 a month) did not attract men. Secondly, women, it seems, were considered more capable of handling the difficult discipline problems which cropped up in classes composed of children of so many different ages and backgrounds.

The Repercussions of the Black Teacher Shortage

by Mimi Kirk - Citylab
A recent study found that black students who have at least one black teacher do better in school. Making policy around this research is complicated.

Why young Latino men don't think of becoming teachers

by Gary Warth - The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Marcos High School student Brayan Reyes never thought of teaching as a career. Why would he?

Until he was in Efron Solano’s class last semester, the 16-year-old had never even seen a male Latino teacher.

“He’s the one who motivated me,” Brayan said. ​
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