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‘Who you are is valuable’: How Black male teachers in Minnesota are recruiting others to the profession | MPR News

‘Who you are is valuable’: How Black male teachers in Minnesota are recruiting others to the profession | MPR News

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All throughout high school, Kaiyre Lewis enjoyed working with kids. He babysat, he coached youth teams, worked at camps. It came natural to him, especially as a big brother.

But when Lewis started college last year, he picked a major in political science.

“I barely knew what poli sci was,” said Lewis, 19, a sophomore at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. “And then I got a job at a day care, and I had always in the back of my mind thought, ‘Maybe teaching, maybe teaching.’”

 

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