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AACTE Supports Importance of Diversity in Fisher v. Austin Ruling Print E-mail

AACTE is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT) reaffirms the importance of recruiting, educating and graduating a diverse student body in higher education.

"Our country is rapidly becoming a minority majority population; yet our skilled workforce does not reflect that same diversity," said Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., president and CEO of AACTE. "For example, AACTE's recent report The Changing Teacher Preparation Profession: A Report from AACTE's Professional Education Data System (PEDS) found a significant disparity in the demographic makeup of teacher preparation program candidates and the students of today's PK-12 classrooms. We must commit to a workforce development strategy in higher education that aims to produce a more high-quality, diverse cadre of professionals for the future."

Read AACTE's statement.


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