Plenty of research has shown the importance of teacher diversity, and you can find a great deal of information on that topic at a series at my Education Week Teacher column, The Teachers of Color ‘Disappearance Crisis’ and at A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More.
A study (not behind a paywall!) was released this week that re-emphasized its importance.
Here’s an excerpt from one article about it, One Black Teacher Can Improve Outcomes for Black Students:
You can also read more about it at: