Calling All Educators! Gather Signatures on the Petition to Increase Teacher Diversity This Week!

Did you know that although more than 67.5% of our NYC students are Black and Latino/a, only 37% of teachers share their background? Did you know that since 2002 that number (based on new hires) has fallen by over half (57.4%), while the number of white teachers hired in the city has increased by 23%? It’s true.Continue reading “Calling All Educators! Gather Signatures on the Petition to Increase Teacher Diversity This Week!”

Stop and Reverse the Disappearing of Black and Latino Educators in NYC

Stop and Reverse the Disappearing of Black and Latino Educators in NYC Public Meeting Notice  Join us to move NYC teacher diversity on to the Public Agenda this spring through Diversity committee presentations to the new Chancellor and Mayor. Speak out at Panel for Educational Policy. Outreach to educators, parents and students. Information table atContinue reading “Stop and Reverse the Disappearing of Black and Latino Educators in NYC”

Carry out the UFT Resolution on Diversity!

One of the defining features of mayoral control in NYC under Bloomberg has been a sharp decline in the hiring of Black and Latino educators since 2002. The pattern is shown in statistics released by the DOE to a reporter in 2009 (reprinted below).  The DOE has not released updated numbers as of this writing. InContinue reading “Carry out the UFT Resolution on Diversity!”