U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Issued the Following Statement in Response to a Report Released Today on the Lack of Educator Diversity
"While students of color make up the majority in our public schools, just 18 percent of teachers identify as people of color. Research suggests that students of color benefit from having teachers of color who can serve as positive role models and illustrate the potential of what they can be. But we also know that society benefits when all students, regardless of their background, grow up seeing diverse adults in positions of authority.