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Education Chief Stresses Need for Diversity in Visit

“We need a more diverse and racially and linguistically diverse population of teachers,” King told the crowd. He said the majority of students in public schools are students of color, with one of 10 students speaking languages other than English. In contrast, Black and Latino teachers account for 15 percent of the U.S. teaching workforce, and 2 percent are Black males. King has parents who are Black and Latino.