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Why Are Black Teachers Being Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than Their White Peers?

 


Over the last few months, a growing number of states have begun prioritizing teachers for coronavirus vaccines in the hopes of bringing more kids back to school in person. Then just this week, President Joe Biden directed all states to make school staff eligible for vaccines, setting a goal of getting all educators their first doses by the end of March.

But survey data from the two national teachers’ unions reveal stark inequities within the vaccine rollout so far. Black educators, the data show, are less likely to be vaccinated than their white peers.

The president’s announcement is likely to change the calculus on who gets shots and how quickly, but the early discrepancies in vaccine access, among other things, could be felt for some time.

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/why-are-black-teachers-being-vaccinated-at-lower-rates-than-their-white-peers/2021/03

 

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