DC Public School Officials Address Teacher Shortage at Top of new school year

Washington, DC - DC activists raise concerns that DCPS isn't doing enough to raise DCPS teacher retention rates.

“Two years ago an American University study found the DCPS teacher evaluation system to be racially biased, yet two years later it remains virtually unchanged,” Goldstein told the AFRO. “From an evaluation system that creates fear instead of growth to an excessive amount of standardized testing and far too little teacher professional authority, we still aren’t doing what we need to do to retain educators.” - Scott Goldstein, founder and executive director of EmpowerEd, an organization that seeks to create an equitable education system in D.C.

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