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Black teachers

  • A program in Charleston is trying to make the teaching profession more accessible to Black men, who are vastly underrepresented in classrooms in South Carolina and around the United States. Just 7% of America's public school teachers were Black during the 2017-18 school year although Black students make up 15% of the student population, according to the most recently available data from the National Center for Education Statistics. The program in Charleston, Men of CHS Teach, places new teachers in elementary classrooms even if they haven't participated in a student teacher program.