More than 60 testifiers shared their stories at a state House committee on racial justice Tuesday. Miche Koffa with the group Ed Allies told lawmakers:

“Moving into the 2021 legislative session, we hope this committee will use its influence to push policies that will benefit our students of color and reform our inherently racist education system.”

Koffa said a bold approach to recruiting and retaining teachers of color would be a good first step in the right direction.