We have a diverse population in New Hanover County. We need classroom teachers who are representative of those populations. However, how do we do that when state and local funding for teachers has either been restricted or expanded beyond capabilities? The answer is to look at alternative methods to attract teachers who know the struggles of their students as they had lived through those struggles themselves. I want to reach out and work with pro-equity organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations that will help promote and provide incentives to increase diversity in the teacher corps of New Hanover County.
There are no laws that prevent us from reaching out beyond our current funding structures and we have to think outside the box to combat these very real problems that exist in our schools. We can do it and I am asking for you to support me so I can spearhead this venture that will benefit our students most in need of support!