Many Colorado students may not have a single teacher of color in elementary, middle, or high school. 43% of Colorado students are BIPOC, but 87% of teachers are white.
As the legislature convenes later this week, I am excited to share that we will be championing a bill to increase pathways for educators of color to enter the teaching profession in Colorado. Will you join us in advocating for ways to ensure Colorado's teacher workforce is more reflective of our student population?
While all students benefit from having a diverse teaching staff, students of color especially see tremendous benefits like improved academic performance and increased likelihood of going to college. Let's show policymakers how many people support efforts to increase teacher diversity in our Colorado schools!