Fewer than 10% of California’s teachers are men of color. And that’s a problem, because they could play a significant role in helping to close the achievement gap for black and brown boys.
As part of the California Dream collaboration, KQED’s Vanessa Rancaño reports.
[Photo: Darryl McKellar has been teaching for 20 years. “I’m like Batman,” he said. “I use every trick in my utility belt to get a kid to buy into education.” Credit: Vanessa Rancaño]
Listen to Part Two of this story: Schools Can Hire Teachers of Color, but Will They Stay?