Chalkbeat: 6 of the 10 leading Democratic candidates say they will boost teacher diversity

 
 
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Chalkbeat: As 2020 approaches, six of the 10 leading Democratic candidates for president have laid out concrete steps they’d take to diversify the teaching force, which is about 80% white — a serious mismatch with the nation’s public school students, about half of whom are students of color. A key reason: while there was evidence that teachers of color benefited students of color prior to 2016, several influential studies have bolstered the case in the years since.