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A college degree is increasingly essential if citizens are to reap the benefits of the Souths new and still developing knowledge-driven economy. Higher education is the gateway to better jobs and the higher standard of living that goes with them.
Miles To Go (1998)

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Patterns of Excellence, Promoting Quality in Teaching Through Diversity (1050 kb)
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Click to view the full article (PDF) Promoting Quality in Teaching Through Diversity (January 2002, 198 pages)

This study makes the case for why a diverse teacher workforce benefits all studentsnot minority students aloneand ensures excellence and parity in Americas educational system. It examines the under-representation of African American teachers in U.S. public schools and the declining number of Black teacher candidates. The programs it describes confirm the value of nontraditional and pre-collegiate talent pools, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and other collaborative models for successfully recruiting and preparing Black teachers.

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