South Carolina program aims to boost ranks of Black teachers


              Tyler Wright congratulates one of his 4th grade students with a fist bump at Stono Park Elementary School in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. America's teacher workforce has long been whiter than its student body. In South Carolina, Charleston County aims to increase the number of Black male teachers in the classroom — 60 more in the next three years. While teacher vacancies are affecting all educators, experts say if South Carolina wants its Black students to succeed, it can't afford to lose any more Black men in the classroom. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)
            
              Tyler Wright teaches 4th grade math at Stono Park Elementary School in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. America's teacher workforce has long been whiter than its student body. In South Carolina, Charleston County aims to increase the number of Black male teachers in the classroom — 60 more in the next three years. While teacher vacancies are affecting all educators, experts say if South Carolina wants its Black students to succeed, it can't afford to lose any more Black men in the classroom. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)
South Carolina program aims to boost ranks of Black teachers