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Percentage Of Chicago Public Schools Teachers Who Are Black Dropping

Just 15 years go, 40 percent teachers in CPS schools were black. Today, it’s 23 percent.

The face of Chicago Public Schools teachers is changing: the teaching workforce is whiter and less experienced. Meanwhile, most of the students in Chicago’s public schools are Hispanic and African American. Black enrollment has gone down, but black students still make up 39 percent of the district.

Chicago Teachers Union researcher Pavlyn Jankov says more and more schools are like Porter’s — mostly black students, mostly white teachers. And he said it didn’t happen by chance.