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Diversity Among Teachers In Kansas City

Our nation's classrooms are gaining diversity; is there a need for teachers to reflect that reality?
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Recent studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association point to what some are calling a diversity gap in American schools. While student populations are growing more and more racially diverse, the teaching pool isn't changing at a pace that reflects that reality.

On Wednesday's Central Standard, we investigated the causes at the root of this so-called diversity gap, asking whether and why it matters for students from minority groups to have teachers who look like them. Our conversation focused on the demographics of classrooms in Kansas City.