Why Teachers of Color Quit
Low pay and high stress drive black and Latino teachers, including those in Teach for America, to leave the profession at higher rates than their white peers.
…many teachers of color struggle with knowing too much. Because our backgrounds often parallel those of our students, the issues in our classrooms hit us more personally.
This ultimately places an extreme amount of pressure on us to be good teachers immediately, since we know or have experienced ourselves the consequences of an insufficient education.
for those of you out there, especially of color, who wanna do Teach for America, or City Year even, beware. the systematic pressures and bureaucratic responsibilities sometimes outweighs the organic and real successes.
We must change education systematicallyfrom the root, and dismantle the capitalist system that uses education as a tool for oppression, miseducation, and schooling, rather than real education of our true history and culture, an education that teaches us how to overthrow our oppressor and demand that our human rights be protected.