How California districts seek to recruit, retain Black teachers amid shortage
California districts are using pathway programs to hire more Black teachers and taking other steps to retain them.
A growing body of research shows that Black students who have at least one Black teacher growing up are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in college than those who don’t.
California still woefully lacks
Experts attribute the lack of Black K-12 teachers in California to a number of barriers, including underrepresentation in teacher credentialing programs, as well as workplace discrimination that prompts some to leave the profession.