White teachers overrepresented while Black teachers underrepresented

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By Kevin Palmer

      Georgia K-12 public school leaders, including those in Richmond and Columbia County, need to account for why there is no proportional racial representation between teachers and students. White teachers are overrepresented while Black teachers are underrepresented.

According to the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) data, the Georgia K-12 Black student population is 37 percent, while Black teachers are only 25 percent. White students are 40 percent, yet White teachers are 70 percent. In Richmond County, the B...