Minnesota’s system of public schools which includes charter schools needs to address the fact that the education workforce of our state does not reflect the growing diversity of our student population. (This is particularly true of charter schools whose enrollment on a statewide basis is far more diverse than the overall state average.)
The Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers (TOCAIT) is putting forward a comprehensive and systematic legislative proposal that would address the (severe and chronic shortage of Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers to provide students with more “equitable access to effective and diverse teachers”).
Unlike past efforts which were relatively small the proposal focuses on the state making an ongoing financial commitment that is sufficient to have programs with a significant and sustainable capacity to attract, prepare and retain teachers of color and American Indian teachers.
To learn more about the Agenda to Increase Teachers of Color and the Coalition click here.