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Latinx Students Unlikely To See A Teacher Like Them In Kansas City Area Schools

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Christopher Connelly
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The Latinx Education Collaborative report also shows an average of one black teacher for every 45 black students.

Study shows that for every 200 Latinx students, there is one Latinx educator.

According to a report from the Latinx Education Collaborative in tandem with the Urban Education Research Center, one percent of K-12 teachers identify as Latinx in the Kansas City area. We talk with those involved about that study and a second report that takes a deeper look at improving the "teacher pipeline" that recruits and retains students to the profession.

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