Gen Z Can’t Keep Waiting for the Token Black and Brown Teacher, We Need a Pipeline

By Haley Taylor Schlitz for Citizen Ed
October 29, 2021

To say Generation Z has experienced one of the more interesting educational journeys of any American generation is likely an understatement. From a global pandemic to growing attacks on what is being taught in the classrooms to the most diverse generation of students that our nation has ever seen.

During the ongoing pandemic, Gen Z students have had to navigate an educational experience that saw us switching to full-time distance learning, addressing barriers caused by a lack of necessary technology, and living in a world where most of us lost contact with our social circles and natural peer support groups.

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