Download the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance policy report, 'Sharing Our Stories: Perspectives from Teachers of Color in Tennessee.' The report aims to highlight the experiences of educators of color in Tennessee and offers policy recommendations on how schools and districts can support them.
We're elevating the voices of educators of color:
In August and September 2018, we conducted focus groups with teachers of color in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. We asked educators about school culture, hiring, and supports for teachers of color. Some questions included:
We're providing actionable solutions:
In our report, we share the action-oriented solutions schools and school districts may implement to create more safe, welcoming environments for teachers of color to thrive. We know that when educators are supported to do their best, then students will also perform better.
It is our hope this report is the beginning of a conversation about inclusion and representation that includes teachers and administrators of color.