Changes in teacher-hiring policies won’t fix serious problem

“Data reveal the Waterbury public schools’ hiring practices have resulted in huge disparities between the numbers of teachers of color who have been hired relative to their white peers.

Over the last seven years, the school system has hired more than 1,000 new teachers, yet fewer than 100 of those new hires are black or Hispanic.

Combine these disproportionate outcomes with the fact black and Hispanic educators are leaving our district each year, and you have an educational dilemma of epic proportions.”

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