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Loudoun NAACP calls for more minority teachers at LCPS

© Leesburg Today - 11/24/2015

The president of the Loudoun chapter of the NAACP is pressing the county's school system to be more aggressive in hiring minority teachers. 

The call for action comes after Loudoun County Public Schools released its annual report on the ethnic makeup, gender and education levels of students and teachers within the system. 

The report shows that 48 percent of the school system's student body is non-white while 88 percent of the teacher workforce is white. 

""You cannot tell me that if minorities have moved into Loudoun County to make up fully 48 percent of the student population, minority teachers of the same race and ethnicity as the parents and students who live in this county will not move here to teach these kids. That excuse is not logical nor is it legitimate. To me these numbers represent a 'prima facie,'"" Loudoun County NAACP chapter president Phillip E. Thompson said in an email to the Times-Mirror. 

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