Reckoning with Race in America’s Classrooms

Mar 7, 2022

11:00am – 12:00pm CT

America's teaching workforce looks nothing like its student population. This disparity is most prominent for the Latino community, who make up over 26% of the student population but only 9% of all teachers in public schools. This lack of representation hurts Latino students who represent the future of America but often don’t see themselves mirrored in the classroom. This session will explore policies to diversify America’s classrooms, and how Latino leaders can push for educator diversity.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Amanda Fernandez

Latinos for Education

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Dulce Negreros

KIPP Texas Public Schools-Houston

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Feliza Ortiz-Licon

Latinos for Education

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Victor Sáenz

The University of Texas at Austin

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