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Hispanic Caucus Lauds Minority Recruitment Plan

 


WASHINGTON  – Secretary Arne Duncan has launched a national campaign aimed at increasing the number, quality and diversity of candidates in the teaching field.  The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) commends Secretary Duncan’s efforts.  We are committed to working alongside him and increasing the awareness of teaching as a valuable profession in our society. 
  
“It is very important that a classrooms’ diversity be reflected in its teachers,” said Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Chairwoman of the CHC.  “Only 7% of teachers are Latino, compared with 21% of the student body.  As the Administration and Congress focus their efforts on improving America’s education system, campaigns like TEACH are critical to bridging that gap.” 
  
The TEACH Campaign has three main objectives.  First, increasing the number, quality and diversity of people pursuing a career in teaching.  It is particularly designed to recruit science, technology, engineering and math teachers.  Special education and English language educators, will also be targeted by the campaign.  Second, assisting aspiring teachers in understanding the pathways to the profession, including preparation, certification, training and on-going support.  Lastly, TEACH is committed to restoring the perception and professional status of teaching.  
  
“Our children spend an average of 6.5 hours a day in school,” said Representative Raùl Grijalva, Chair of the CHC’s Education and Job Training Task Force. “We must not underestimate the impact a good teacher can have on their lives and development. Secretary Duncan is right in prioritizing teacher diversity.  Not only will TEACH provide talented and committed young adults with a clear path to a good profession, but it’ll improve the quality of our education by enhancing its diversity.” 

STORY TAGS: HISPANIC , LATINO , MEXICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , LATINA , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

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