Diversity in the classroom

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Who are the students in American classrooms today? 1 in 6 American children lives in poverty and 1 in 4 lives in extreme poverty. Almost 50% of African American children are poor. Children growing up in poverty are twice as likely to be held back a grade, drop out, or experience a violent crime. 18% of the population speaks a language other than English at home- half of these families speak Spanish By 2050, there will be no majority race or ethnicity in the United States.
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Teacher Diversity Classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse in race, ethnicity, language and economic level. Teachers on the other hand have not. The % of white teachers is increasing (now about 91%), while the percentage of Black teachers is falling ( down to 7%). It is important for all teachers to gain a better understanding and work effectively with all their students.
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Melting Pot or Salad Bowl? Traditionally the united states has been described as a melting pot where immigrants have been assimilated and absorbed into mainstream society, so that ethnic and cultural differences vanish.
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