Magazine article Negro History Bulletin

Music Superstar Carlos Santana Helps National Education Association Boost Minority Teacher Recruitment

Magazine article Negro History Bulletin

Music Superstar Carlos Santana Helps National Education Association Boost Minority Teacher Recruitment

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Los Angeles, CA--Rock & roll legend Carlos Santana and the National Education Association (NEA) have announced they will join forces in an effort to help attract Hispanics, African-Americans and other talented minorities to the teaching profession. TV viewers will soon be seeing an eye- and ear-catching public service announcement featuring the Mexican-born Santana, whose thirty year career is at an all-time high with platinum sales surpassing 10 million units worldwide and 11 Grammy nominations in 10 different categories for his latest Arista CD "SUPERNATURAL."

Santana was chosen as a widely known and respected artist whose appeal bridges all age groups and cultural heritages. The multi-honored singer/songwriter/guitarist will be explaining our educational system's important need for more teachers of color, and issuing a challenge designed to create excitement among Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders about becoming educators.

According to the US Department of Education, 90 percent of America's public school teachers are white, while about 8 percent are African-American and 3 percent are Hispanic, with other groups accounting for the remaining 2 percent. …

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