January 20, 2020

‘Diversity is strength’: City Hall rally on MLK Day seeks a more equal teaching corps in New York

To read the entire article by Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech, visit am New York.

On a day celebrating civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., education advocates rallied at City Hall Monday urging the city and state to make addressing the lack of diversity among public school teachers a priority. 

“Right now the city is having conversations about segregation and how to desegregate our schools but some of us are having this conversation without having our educators front and center,” said Paula White, executive director of the nonprofit Educators for Excellence-New York on Jan. 20. “Educator are the lifeblood of our schools…in order for us to integrate our schools we must integrate our teaching force as well.”

To read the complete article, visit am New York.