This story was on the front page of the New York Times last Monday. The jury is in: Students benefit from children who look like them, particularly minoritized boys. When we speak of equity in schools it's clear that we need greater diversity in the teacher workforce. To get there, we should consider growing our own educators by creating pathways into the teaching profession while also addressing the higher education teacher preparation curriculum to address issues of bias, prejudice, and institutionalized forms of racism, and oppression, as a whole.
Thanks to Pedro Pedraza for sharing.