Summary: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish the Honorable Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (Partisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 10/15/19.
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “The majority of American students now come from minority communities, yet only 18 percent of teachers come from those same communities. Recruiting more diverse teachers is a critical part of addressing the teacher shortage crisis that plagues Arizona and America,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego. “We need teachers that not only reflect the communities they serve, but that have all the tools they need for success in the classroom and beyond. That’s why I’m proud to introduce the Teacher Diversity and Retention Act.” (Source: Rep. Gallego, Press Release, 09/11/19)