Building Teacher Diversity

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Cassandra Herring, former dean of the school of education at Hampton University, founded a new nonprofit known as The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED).  BranchED is hoping to get more people from underrepresented populations to consider teaching as a profession.

To generalize: While white education students may be more likely to talk about that one great teacher who inspired them, Herring explains, black students are often passionate about "righting a wrong ... being the teacher that they never had."

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