How do we lift up, support, and retain educators of color in the profession? Our time is now to address the racial climate and to empower the next generation of teachers, specifically BIPOC teachers, to lead the change.
Quote by: Nicole Butler-Hooton, Eugene EA Member and 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year
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