Close to half the kids in America’s public schools are students of color. But the overwhelming majority of teachers are white. In Philadelphia, educators at John B. Stetson Charter School are trying to take culturally relevant approach to their classrooms.
Reporter Yowei Shaw went to Stetson to find out what kind of impact this approach is having on students of color.
This story comes from Raise Up, a project of Youth Speaks in collaboration with the Association of Independents in Radio, funding by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of American Graduate.
3 thoughts on “When students of color have white teachers”
I long for the day when we stop looking at skin color as who we are. IMHO, it is the culture we grow up in that makes us different.
What’s funny is I loved my white teachers and hated my 1 Latino teacher in elementary/Jr high. Not everything has to be about color.