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Diverse students, mostly white faculty
Bulloch schools face continuing concerns over hiring minorities
BOE - Pearl Brown
Pearl Brown, president of the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP, speaks to the Bulloch County Board of Education and its audience during a meeting in June. She demanded attention to hiring more minority teachers and administrators. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
While 48 percent of the Bulloch County Schools’ students are ethnic minorities, including 37.3 percent who are African-American, only 13.8 percent of the school system’s certified teachers and administrators are minorities, including 12.3 percent who are African-American. As NAACP Bulloch County Branch President Pearl Brown noted at a recent Board of Education meeting, a few of the schools had only one black teacher or administrator in the 2014-15 school year. “Some of our schools now have as few as one minority teacher in an entire school,” Brown said, “and if that were reversed and there were only one non-minority teacher in one of our schools, this community would be in an uproar.”
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