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University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff aids teacher recruitment

By Aziza Musa - Akansas Online
Eight high school students -- all male -- will start taking teacher-preparation courses at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff this month in an effort to raise the racial and ethnic diversity of teachers nationwide.

The teens are a part of Project Pipeline Repair, a three-year initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and administered by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

'Young Black Men [Should] See Black Men in Front of Them' -- This Detroit Teacher

By Quan Neloms -
I began teaching at 22. Back in my hometown of Detroit and fresh out of college, I thought I had all the answers.

I believed students would instantly relate to me because of my knowledge, enthusiasm and youth.

Ha!

History Lesson: Public school teachers - Legacy of low pay and little respect

Winona Daily News Centennial Edition Nov. 20, 1955
Only women taught school in the very first years of Winona's public school history. The low pay ($20 a month) did not attract men. Secondly, women, it seems, were considered more capable of handling the difficult discipline problems which cropped up in classes composed of children of so many different ages and backgrounds.

The Repercussions of the Black Teacher Shortage

by Mimi Kirk - Citylab
A recent study found that black students who have at least one black teacher do better in school. Making policy around this research is complicated.

Why young Latino men don't think of becoming teachers

by Gary Warth - The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Marcos High School student Brayan Reyes never thought of teaching as a career. Why would he?

Until he was in Efron Solano’s class last semester, the 16-year-old had never even seen a male Latino teacher.

“He’s the one who motivated me,” Brayan said. ​