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US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students
Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 2:19 PM EDT | Jesse J. Holland

Posted on 05/04/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai

U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.

New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this “diversity gap” at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: cap; diversity; faculty; nea; nonwhite; racism; studentbody; teachers

1 posted on 05/04/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms. …

In their dress and behavior, or just in skin color?

2 posted on 05/04/2014 11:44:05 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Olog-hai

I guess not many teachers drive their cars to school with the Big Rims, bass booming, and tats all over either. What a shame.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 11:44:05 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Olog-hai

In a color blind society, why is there a problem with a “diversity gap”? What is wrong with minority students being taught by white teachers? Is there white math, black math, hispanic math, asian math, or even homosexual math????

is it a problem that almost 80% of NBA players are black, when blacks are only about 13% of America’s population????

I want liberals to tell us — exactly what are the criteria? Under what circumstances are we to be outraged that some ethnic/gender group or other is not fully represented in some field of endeavor, and under what circumstances do we ignore obvious misrepresentation????


4 posted on 05/04/2014 11:45:34 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Jeff Chandler

half the teachers have to be conservative?


5 posted on 05/04/2014 11:45:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m having a hard time understanding why this is a problem???


6 posted on 05/04/2014 11:46:47 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Olog-hai
New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this “diversity gap”...

The real rub here is that these fools are trying to set the precedence that they get to define what diversity is. True racists. It will be based on skin color.

7 posted on 05/04/2014 11:49:25 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Olog-hai

The Ass. Press doing a little racial profiling. Intelligence and knowledge should not be a qualification to be a teacher. It’s all about skin tone! ***holes!


8 posted on 05/04/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: GeronL

I’m thinking they’d make the kindergarten teachers pick their noses, the junior high teachers masturbate, and the high school teachers drink copious quantities of beer.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 11:50:36 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms.

The purpose of affirmative action is to promote people with IQs of 85 to positions of responsibility for which they are completely unqualified.

Government schools are cesspools of affirmative action.

Any questions?

10 posted on 05/04/2014 11:50:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Olog-hai

So basically what they want is for blacks to become teachers without having to qualify like white teachers have to.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 11:51:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

>>Is there white math, black math, hispanic math, asian math, or even homosexual math????<<

Yes.

White: 1+1=2
Black: 1+1=EBT card worth $500
Hispanic: 1+1=Green Card Or Else
Asian: Same as White but 1/2 the time
homosexual 2%=99%


12 posted on 05/04/2014 11:52:40 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: dfwgator

Yes. The CAP and NEA are judging by the color of skin rather than the content of character. Not that the teachers’ unions are judging by content of character too much, mind you.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dfwgator

>>So basically what they want is for blacks to become teachers without having to qualify like white teachers have to.
<<

That strategy worked for them at the presidency level, why not propagate the idiocracy?


14 posted on 05/04/2014 11:54:16 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh dear God, not another liberal white guilt article from the obama ass-licking Ass Press...


15 posted on 05/04/2014 11:54:19 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Curious that these same folks are not clamoring for diversity on the basketball court. It’s definitely a business if they have a union.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 11:54:44 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Olog-hai

Right on.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 11:54:48 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Olog-hai

I used to teach at an all black HS in the South and this argument would frequently come up. One black assistant principal said that we should have more ‘ethnicity’ in our schools to promote a share cultural experience or some nonsense and a black teacher responded, “You know, and I know that all the black teachers are going to white schools because there’s less trouble and because they know these kids and don’t want to teach them!”

When I left the school for a mostly white school, that teacher was first to ask me to recommend her to the principal and she was quickly employed at the new school.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 11:55:27 AM PDT by struggle
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Back in my day, in the early ‘60s in junior high, there was one Negro teacher in my school. It was okay to call that group of people Negroes in those days. Anyway, he was my favorite teacher, and he was a very smart man, and I learned a lot from him.

He may well have suffered discrimination in his growing up years, but, my point is, he was not an affirmative action hire. Affirmative action didn’t exist back then. He was the only black teacher in a school of 98% white students.

Seems to me we should get back to hiring people based on their skills and experience, not hiring a quota filling number of this group or that group, regardless of qualifications.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Jeff Chandler

Does this mean finding more male teachers to represent the fact that half the students are male?


20 posted on 05/04/2014 11:58:13 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

When they did this for police departments it ended up with numerous incidents of corruption and increases in crime.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 12:06:21 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Fanfriggintastic! YOU said it all, nailed it. Close the thread.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 12:11:51 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Olog-hai
Teaching is a middle class occupation. It requires university degrees and the pay isn't very high.

It takes a certain personality to get that higher education without the reward of high salaries. It requires altruism.

23 posted on 05/04/2014 12:35:41 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Jeff Chandler

Lol


24 posted on 05/04/2014 1:03:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

How about in their knowledge? Or lack of it...


25 posted on 05/04/2014 1:27:52 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Olog-hai
The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms. …

The only way to handle this properly is to encourage more white teachers to become transracials. As the white teachers slowly change to black they must be protected very carefully lest they become victims of racial discrimination from both sides. I'm not sure exactly how the transracial medical procedures work but we can ask Michael Jackson. Oh , wait. I guess we can't.

26 posted on 05/04/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Bogey78O

When they did this for police departments it ended up with numerous incidents of corruption and increases in crime.

Kinda like a lot of City Councils these days.


27 posted on 05/04/2014 1:52:06 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Olog-hai

IT’S NOT FAIR !


28 posted on 05/04/2014 2:07:57 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Bogey78O

This is a piece of propaganda from the AP (what else would it be). An article like this with the message that there disproportionately less “minority” teachers, is to tell us that the pressure is on school districts now to hire less white teachers lest they be called “racists”. Takes a little reading between the lines is all.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 2:14:06 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Olog-hai
U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

If they were our schools would be even worse

30 posted on 05/04/2014 2:46:50 PM PDT by American Guesser
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To: Olog-hai
Diversity gap? Is there something wrong if blacks are with a white teacher? In kindergarten 1+1=2 no matter if you are black, white, Asian or from Mars. Black math is not 1+1=3 if you want IT to be...3.

When will we become colorblind?

31 posted on 05/04/2014 2:56:34 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: freedumb2003

That’s funny...


32 posted on 05/04/2014 2:58:18 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Olog-hai

So?

The word “diverse” pretty much means “we selected you for reasons other than talent.”

Admit it, libs, it’s the stink in your collective shorts.


33 posted on 05/04/2014 3:09:03 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai
I was listening to a talk in Honolulu yesterday by a full Hawaiian pastor about the role of the Black Robe preachers in the American Revolution. Here he was praising the Founding Fathers in the most riveting rhetoric, and the value to the world of the United States.

The focus on race is one aspect of the dehumanizing plan to herd us into totalitarianism.
34 posted on 05/04/2014 3:10:24 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Olog-hai

Quick, somebody start up a government MANDATED AFFIRMITIVE ACTION PROGRAM


35 posted on 05/04/2014 3:24:10 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Olog-hai
yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.

Isn't that why they're called "minorities?"

36 posted on 05/04/2014 3:27:12 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Olog-hai

The unqualified teaching the uneducable.


37 posted on 05/04/2014 3:42:19 PM PDT by nonsporting
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And guess what, a lot of teachers still know more than the average student!

This is clearly not politically correct and must be dealt with.

We’ve got to make the teachers as Ignorant as the students, so we can keep the students really ignorant. I believe this is the official NEA position. It certainly seems to be.


38 posted on 05/05/2014 2:12:42 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice (education reform)
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