Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata is making good on his word to recruit more minority teachers.
As noted in today's article, Wake has offered early contracts to 27 new minority teachers as part of a series of spring out-of-state recruitment trips ordered by Tata. But Tata and other school officials say it will take time before Wake's teaching force more closely matches the demographics of the student enrollment.
“This is the beginning of a long-time effort to turn an aircraft carrier of HR policy that has been pretty staid with about an 85 percent Caucasian teaching force,” Tata said. "I'm pretty satisfied with the initial efforts that we've made."