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Faculties cannot afford to lose any extra Black male educators

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By second interval, phrase had gotten round: Mr. Thorne wasn’t coming again to show subsequent 12 months.

Why didn’t you inform us? his college students requested, time and again. It broke his coronary heart. What they didn’t know was that Preston Thorne had been preventing a shedding battle for years.

In 2017, Thorne’s final 12 months as a highschool instructor, he was one among solely about 1,436 Black male lecturers in South Carolina, or lower than 3 % of the overall instructor workforce, in accordance with the state’s division of training. 4 years later, Black male lecturers nonetheless made up lower than 3 % of lecturers within the state.

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