08/04/2010 // Dallas, Texas, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Dallas – Experts say that Texas is in need of more minority teachers. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), schools in the state are projected to have up to an estimated 62 percent minority student body during the 2011-2012 school year, which experts suggest signals a need for recruitment for more black and Hispanic teachers.
Ed Fuller, associate director of the University Council for Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin, is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “The research shows that if you can match the ethnicity and race of teachers and students, teachers tend to be more effective… It’s important for role modeling and pushing those students to go to college. Of course, you want to make sure teachers are well-qualified and not just thrown into a classroom because of race or ethnicity.”
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