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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:44 AM

NAACP, educational leaders say Granite State teachers need more training on diversity

DOVER As city officials continue to deal with the fallout of their decision to retain a high school teacher who allowed students to sing a racially insensitive song about the Ku Klux Klan, the NAACP and educational leaders are talking about the bigger topic of eradicating racism in education.

During a small rally last week inside Dover City Hall, members of the New England Area Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People pushed for the firing of social studies teacher John Carver, who was placed on paid administrative leave following the Nov. 30 incident inside his classroom. But they also talked about ways to address overt and implied racism in school systems.

Seacoast NAACP President Rogers Johnson called for a fundamental change in the educational process and more funding for diversity and inclusiveness training for administrators and staff in every New Hampshire school district. He is hopeful Gov. Chris Sununu will include money for these efforts in his soon to be presented budget.

Last week, Johnson said requiring diversity training for educators makes common sense.

Read more: https://www.unionleader.com/news/local/naacp-educational-leaders-say-granite-state-teachers-need-more-training/article_936b302a-19fb-50d1-b2f2-08258d30dda8.html?block_id=664686

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