‘Deeply isolating’: Firsthand accounts of non-white teachers highlight roadblocks to workforce diversity

Democrat & Chronicle

January 15, 2021


A new qualitative research report on the local teacher pipeline highlights a number of roadblocks to greater diversity in the workforce, starting before prospective educators graduate high school themselves and continuing well into their careers. The report, released this week by the consulting firm Education First, collects the first-hand experiences of non-white teachers, prospective teachers and parents in the Rochester area. It was commissioned by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation as part of a larger study on the local teacher pipeline…