Chalkbeat: ‘When they see you, they see themselves’: Newark’s male teachers of color say why their work matters

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Chalkbeat: Even in Newark, where some 90% of students are black or Hispanic, male educators of color make up just 13% of the city’s teaching force. Across the country, about 20% of teachers are people of color, and black men make up a mere 2% of the U.S. teachers. In Newark, that percentage is slightly higher, around 8%, but Roger León — Newark Public Schools’ first Latino superintendent, who was at the gathering — acknowledged that there’s much more work to do.


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