Study points to big drop in Black teachers in Camden

Report finds the number of Black teachers in Camden fell by 22% since 1999

The percentage of Black teachers in school districts like Trenton, Newark and Jersey City is down between 8% and 16% since 1999, according to a new report from New Jersey Policy Perspective. It also found that in Camden the number of Black teachers fell by 22%.

Mark Weber, author of the report, said, “As the district shrank it was inevitable that there were going to be fewer Black teaching jobs. The question is why couldn’t we find a way to replace them with more Black teachers in other positions.”

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