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As a seventh grader at George Washington Carver Middle School, I was more concerned with getting the attention of Rhonda Butler, Audrey Richardson or Pam Wyatt than participating in a class discussion about To Kill a Mockingbird. And like most 12-year-old boys, my idea of getting a girl’s attention equated to being a classroom disruption.…

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Educators are not raceless, genderless instruments conveying knowledge to raceless, genderless pupils; educators bring their culture, personality and life experiences to the classroom every day, as do their pupils. In fact, the most effective educators incorporate all aspects of their humanity into the academic experience and invite their students to do the same. This type…

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Minorities are significantly underrepresented in public schools, despite the fact that the number of black and Latino students have increased. A new report from the Center for American Progress, in Washington, D.C., titled, “The Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color: Getting More Teachers of Color Into the Classroom,” revealed that while much has been done…

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