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Teacher diversity: Experts tell State Board of Ed that NC can and should do better

Stacey McAdoo always knew that she was gifted. The 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year’s mother had been telling her so her whole life. But McAdoo’s talents were either ignored or overlooked by teachers in her Little Rock, Ark., schools.  That changed in seventh grade when she was assigned to her first Black teacher, Mrs. Anderson. The year was 1988.

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State Board of Education member James E. Ford discusses teacher attrition, efforts to retain the state’s best educators while attracting more teachers of color to the profession.

More than 7,000 North Carolina teachers left the profession last year, according to the state’s newest annual teacher turnover report. While legislative leaders say that’s an improvement over recent years, veteran educators remain concerned. State Board of Education member James E. Ford discusses teacher attrition, efforts to retain the state’s best educators while attracting more teachers of color to the profession.

Learn more about Ford’s work at the Center for Racial Equity in Education.

 

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