While approximately 37 percent of the U.S. school population is now comprised of students of color, classroom teachers are not broadly representative of the students they teach—nine out of 10 K-12 teachers are White. Attaining the goal of increasing the number of well-trained teachers of color is the responsibility of all colleges and universities in the United States, but minority-serving institutions along with Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Predominantly Black Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities are a critical and little understood hub in the wheel of teacher-education programs and schools.
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Educating the Emerging Majority: The Role of Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities in Confronting America's Teacher Crisis
Published: September 2000