August 11, 2010
According to the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, 31 percent of teachers are minorities.
At Texas Tech University, education professors like Zenaida Aguirre-Munoz strive to recruit teachers early on.
"I think that's one of the ways we can increase the teacher pool," Professor Aguirre-Munoz says. "College of Education here at Texas Tech is well polished to do that because we have a number of projects here that are directly exactly to try to increase students' interest in going in the teacher force."