Julie McMahon | Syracuse.com
“SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Three quarters of the students in the Syracuse City School District stand little chance of having a teacher who shares their skin color.
While 76 percent of Syracuse students are people of color, 90 percent of the teachers are white. The percentage of students of color outnumbers the percentage of teachers of color by seven or eight times.
That’s a huge problem when considering national studies have consistently found students perform best when they have role models with whom they can identify.”