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Reply to "Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell"

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As our public school increase their REsegregation they are more likely to sit next to other Black kids and increasingly be taught by Black teachers.


This statement is incorrect. According to research studies, most students who apply (and are accepted) into teacher education programs are White females. In fact, school systems across the country have and still are reporting a shortage in Black and Latino teachers, particularly Black male teachers. In response to this shortage, school systems have partnered with teacher education programs across the country in an effort to recruit more minority teachers. Please refer to the thread "Are Public Schools Failing Black Boys?" for more information about how African-American children are treated in academic settings.

"I agree that HOW THE MONEY IS SPENT and THE ENVIRONMENT THAT THE ADULTS who are invovled in the situation create is key. These adults being the parents, the teachers, the school administrators and the community at large."
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