PBS NewsHour

The failure cycle causing a shortage of black male teachers

Clip: 01/06/2017 | 3m 27s

Why are there so few black male teachers? Chris Emdin of Columbia University suggests that a cycle of failure haunts students and their teachers. Students act out, so teachers tighten the rules; more restrictions combined with dull and irrelevant curricula cause students to fail, and teachers quit -- thinking it’s their fault. Emdin raps his Humble Opinion on why the system needs to be changed.

Aired: 01/06/17

Rating: NR

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