Oregon project works to add minority teachers

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, November 11, 2013

TeachOregon is helping Oregon school districts hire minority teachers to reflect changing student demographics.

About a third of Springfield's students are minorities, but its teaching staff is more than 90 percent white.

District officials say the program will eventually pay for itself using a "pay forward, pay back" model, where a portion of the new teachers' salaries will be withheld for five years. The district will then pool the leftover teacher salary money together each year to pay for the program.

Read more at KOMO.

 

Comments   

 
Guest
0 #1 Skin Color Doesn't Mean A Better TeacherGuest 2013-11-11 19:43:37
Numerous studies have shown that the quality of the TEACHER is more important than dollars or class size when it comes to student learning. A great teacher makes a real difference.

Why then is there a focus on SKIN COLOR? Great teachers come in all hues, sizes, blue eyed, green eyed, brown eyed, curly hair, straight hair. What matters ESPECIALLY to minority students who have a historically higher drop out and lower achievement scores, is the quality of the teacher, his or her dedication.

Skin color should not be a primary focus in hiring, promoting or paying teachers.
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
Guest
0 #2 General Political ActivistGuest 2013-11-11 23:07:04
We need to replace our current system of school-to-priso n, and replace with a sincere effort of school-to-work- small business-home ownership-leade rship, while expanding opportunities for not merely K-12, but that of K to College. While many successful leaders did not graduate from school, they remain the freakish exception to the rule. Most of us, have to cultivate an effort, in order to become productive or proficient in our career or industry. Just saying.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

6 key things to know about summer baseball in Oregon

The Latest
Friday, June 05, 2015
basedthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

As temperatures in Oregon creep into the 90s this weekend, Oregonians' thoughts are turning to — summer baseball.


Read more...

Oregon needs a Grand Bargain energy plan

Linda Baker
Monday, June 22, 2015
0622-gastaxblogthumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Clean Fuels/gas tax trade off will go down in history as another disjointed, on-again off-again approach to city and state lawmaking.


Read more...

10 Innovators in Rural Health

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Telemedicine, new partnerships and real estate diversification make health care more accessible in rural Oregon.


Read more...

Reader Input: Road Work

March 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oregon's roads are crumbling, and revenues from state and local gas taxes are not sufficient to pay for improvements. We asked readers if the private sector should help fund transportation maintenance and repairs. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 366 readers in February.

0315 input01 620px

 

Reader comments:

"I feel private enterprises are capable of operating at a higher efficiency than state government."

"This has been used in Oregon since the mid-1800s. It is not a new financing method. This form of financing may help Oregon close its infrastructure deficit by leveraging funds."


Read more...

Reader Input: Rx for Health Care

July/August 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We asked readers how Obamacare has impacted their business.


Read more...

Quake as metaphor

Linda Baker
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
071515-earthquakia-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Big One serves as an allegory for Portland, a city that earns plaudits for lifestyle and amenities but whose infrastructure is, literally, crumbling.


Read more...

Loose Talk

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

When gossip crosses the line.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS