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Monday night, the Boston City Council's Committee on Education will focus on diversifying Boston's classrooms.

It's an issue city schools have struggled with for decades — and the problem isn't student diversity, but diversity among teachers.

Eighty-seven percent of Boston school students are kids of color, but only 38 percent of Boston's teachers are minorities.

And — for the past decade — that number's been steadily declining.


WBUR: Boston Public School System Seeks To Increase Diversity Among Its Teachers

  • "On Monday night, the Boston City Council’s Committee on Education is expected to take up an issue city schools have been struggling with for more than four decades: diversity in the classroom."

This segment aired on September 14, 2015.

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