Minnesota’s Attempt to Help Minority Teachers Could Hurt Them

Minnesota wants to diversify the classroom and its quest could cost many minority teachers their jobs.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

The Democrat-sponsored legislation includes a host of financial incentives designed to attract non-white teachers to Minnesota, but it also would roll back decades of reform made to the state’s licensing system that have helped minority teachers obtain permanent licenses, according to a bipartisan group of education experts in the state.

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Currently, high-performing Minnesota teachers with temporary, Tier 2 licenses can automatically earn their permanent, Tier 3 licenses after three years in the classroom. Many of the state’s minority teachers follow this path to obtain their permanent licenses, which last three years and can be renewed indefinitely. The new legislation would eliminate that pathway and close off “pathways to teachers of color,” according to Joshua Crossen, director of the Minnesota-based EdAllies.

“Twenty-five percent of teachers of color will be pushed out of education,” Crossen told the Washington Free Beacon. “It’s unfortunate that [the bill] includes licensure language meant to push teachers of color out.”

Catrin Wigfall, a policy fellow at the Center for the American Experiment, told the Washington Free Beacon that the changes would create undue “roadblocks” for accomplished minority educators. “Why would we undo teacher licensure reforms that are creating significant new pathways for teachers, particularly teachers of color, to enter the classroom?” she asked.

Tier 2 teachers who used the current pathway to licensure could see their licenses revoked.

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Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago

When I hear anything Minnesota, I automatically tune it off.
I’m certain that great people live in this state. Everything else is garbage, especially their state government.

jawad
jawad
1 year ago

Minnesota is populated by decent, warm-hearted people, many of whom possess defective and misguided political instincts. Beware of the liberals and the ‘woke,’ for they destroy everything they touch. Rush Limbaugh warned us many, many times.

lavron
lavron
1 year ago

We have teachers of Math, teachers of English, teachers of History, and now teachers of Color?

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
1 year ago

Amazing how Government can “SCREW UP AN ANVIL WITH A FEATHER” Nothing can be taken at face value! Hell NO, PC it until it means NOTHING to ANYBODY! They don’t know if they are coming or going, up from down. They have toooooo much time and money on their hands so they have to screw things up due to boredom. If NOT BROKE doesn’t mean you have to FIX IT! Just Stupid.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

I get so tired of liberals demeaning persons of color by treating them like a broken piece of glass that must have glue applied to make them whole. They are not a broken piece of glass or “damaged goods” of any kind, so stop using them to mend your own cracks.

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