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Why Do We Need More Minority Teachers? Because Students Give Them Higher Marks.

In the past few decades, research has provided compelling reasons for increasing the number of minority teachers in the classroom, such as that it could improve minority students’ academic performance. Now, a study out Wednesday adds a fresh reason to the mix: All students ? regardless of race ? might simply like these teachers better. The study by New York University professors set out to determine if middle school students tended to prefer black, Latino or white teachers.
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