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Minority Teachers Underrepresented in Rockford Schools

There are 3 comments on the WIFR story from May 23, 2012, titled Minority Teachers Underrepresented in Rockford Schools. In it, WIFR reports that:

The number of minority teachers in Rockford Public Schools is below the national average but District 205 has a large minority student population.

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Illinois Yankee

Malta, IL

#1 May 24, 2012
The minority teacher shortage in turn, we are told, is a major reason for the minority achievement gap and, ultimately, unequal occupational and life outcomes for disadvantaged students. In short, the minority teacher shortage is a civil rights issue.
The main source of this shortage, conventional wisdom holds, is a problem with the teacher supply pipeline.

In Rockford, with low academic achievement and a high drop out rate - with the black kids mostly - you aren't getting young people who are able to go on into teaching.

Rockford, IL

#2 Aug 6, 2012
Minority students under-represented in college because parents don't value working for a living.
walking boss

Sacramento, CA

#3 Aug 6, 2012
So bonehead nogs can't do the work and the ansers is Afirmitive action nog teachers

Wow will the liberal insanity never end have you heard of Detroit d.c. Chicago the schools look like a Tarzan movie and hardly any one graduates.

It's called bell curve and all of the money and Afirmitive action in the world won't fix it

It's unfortunate but you just can't fix stupid

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