Chicago College Follows Research and Recruits Black Male Teachers

By Free Radical

Colleges are following research about the efficacy of Black teachers to its logical conclusion.

Colleges are following research about the efficacy of Black teachers to its logical conclusion.

A number of recent studies have provided empirical support for a much widely held belief among African-Americans: Black students fare better academically when they have teachers who look like them.

The Chicago Tribune profiles a program by the University of Illinois-Chicago that will aggressively recruit Black male teachers for elementary education. It seeks to prize teachers in similar ways that athletes are valued in the current college landscape. The hope is that more students of color will have instructors of a shared identity who can advocate for them.

For more on the program, and the importance of Black males in the classroom, click here.

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