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The Decreasing Number Of African-American Teachers

Texas A&M University

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson, clinical professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture at Texas A&M University and author of a new study that examines the decreasing number of African-American teachers in the nation’s public school system.

Hill-Jackson talks about how African-American teachers lost their jobs, how colleges and universities can increase their efforts to recruit and support students of color, and the lack of male African-American teachers.