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Connecticut schools need to recruit, retain more minority teachers

The delivery of a world-class education for our kids is critically dependent on the recruitment and retention of great teachers and administrators who are passionate about education and possess the ability to identify with the social and cultural challenges of their students. That is why, as the chairman of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, I strongly support two bills designed to improve minority teacher recruitment and retention, and to better implement cultural competency instruction in the classroom.