August 14, 2019

Diverse students need diverse teachers

Read the entire op-ed by Rayna Acha, a student voice intern at E4E-Minnesota, on MinnPost.

Next year is my last in high school, and I have never had a teacher who looks like me — all of my teachers have been white, with a few exceptions. And while I’ve received a relatively well-rounded education, there was always one important thing missing. Today, I wonder what I could have learned or discovered by having a more diverse set of teachers.

And I am not alone. My friends of all races and genders throughout the district have shared how having more teachers of color would open new horizons through building relationships with role models from many backgrounds.

To read the complete op-ed, visit MinnPost.