Travis Bristol, a research and policy fellow at SCOPE, discusses his study on the experiences of black male teachers in Boston.
By Travis Bristol
The challenges faced by black male teachers in schools may serve as the canary in the coalmine that begins to explain the debilitating condition faced by black boys in schools. Black males represent (link is external) 1.9% of all public school teachers yet have one of the highest rates of turnover (link is external). Attempts (link is external) to increase the number of black male teachers are based on research (link is external) that suggests these new recruits can improve black students’ schooling outcomes.