Teacher diversity 5 copy 1020x765Fewer than 10% of California’s teachers are men of color. And that’s a problem, because they could play a significant role in helping to close the achievement gap for black and brown boys.

As part of the California Dream collaboration, KQED’s Vanessa Rancaño reports. 

[Photo: Darryl McKellar has been teaching for 20 years. “I’m like Batman,” he said. “I use every trick in my utility belt to get a kid to buy into education.” Credit: Vanessa Rancaño]

Listen to Part Two of this story: Schools Can Hire Teachers of Color, but Will They Stay?

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