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Wanted: More black male teachers
Jim Cook, Dothan Eagle, 2/27/13

Phillip Burns jokingly banters with his students as they leave his music class on Wednesday afternoon, but when it counts, the students know who is boss.

Burns is one of a vanishing breed – black male teachers. The number of black male teachers has declined in recent decades. According to the Journal of African American Males in Education, the number of black males in education has dropped by 66 percent since 1954. A recent report by the U.S. Department of Education says only about 2 percent of the nation’s teachers are black men. About 35 percent of students in U.S. public schools are black or Hispanic.

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UNM working to increase black student enrollment
Staff writer, SF Gate, 2/25/13


Latino & Black Students Prisoners of Dem-Run L.A. Schools
Arnold Ahlert, Free Press, 2/26/13


Black men increasingly hard to find in medical schools
Kevin O’Reilly, Amed News, 2/27/13


Why So Few Black Students Graduate From College
Daniel Luzer, Washington Monthly, 2/27/13


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Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education Aims to Retain Students
Mary Beth Cleavelin, The Caller, 3/2/13


California’s Black Educators Come Together to Make a Difference for African-American Students
Staff Writer, Black Voice News, 3/3/13