Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Thousands of Black and Latino Teachers Awarded Over $800 Million in a Decade-long Lawsuit in New York City

In New York City, thousands of Black and Latino former teachers are likely to be awarded over a billion dollars from the city after a decade-long discrimination lawsuit from a biased licensing test. Since 1995, over 4,700 teachers have been demoted or fired due to failure to pass a state licensing teaching exam. Today, over […]

Latina Educator Makes History as 2021 National Teacher of the Year

The COVID-19 pandemic forced students out of the classroom and starkly revealed how learning difficulties, distractions, and challenging home dynamics can make tough to adhere to a rigid curriculum. Juliana Urtubey, newly named 2021 National Teacher of the Year, said that “In a year with so much loss, a silver lining is that educators are […]

Lack of Latino teachers is a growing issue in the U.S.

According to a recent study from the Center for American Progress, the percentage of Latino teachers nationwide lags far behind the fast-growing percentage of Latino students in the nation’s public school system. Although Latino students make up almost a quarter of the student population nationwide, only about eight percent of teachers throughout the country identify as Latino. The […]