Study: Ky. Classrooms Not Diverse Enough

A new study finds Kentucky doesn't make the grade when it comes to hiring minority educators.

According to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, only four percent of Kentucky's teachers are minorities, even though 14 percent of the students are minorities.

The study also found that Kentucky well below the national average for hiring teachers of different racial backgrounds.

It also pointed out that the percentage of African-American teachers was greater in Kentucky in the 1950's than now.

Only seven of the state's school systems have more than 10 percent minority teachers.

Jefferson County had the most. Fayette County and Paris Independent Schools are also in the top seven.

In Fayette County, 11 percent of teachers are minorities.


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