Spike Lee At Morehouse On Education Mission

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ATLANTA,None - Education Secretary Arne Duncan and filmmaker Spike Lee are teaming up to encourage black men to go into teaching.

The duo is scheduled to appear with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and Rep. John Lewis at Morehouse College on Monday for a town hall meeting with students at the country's only all-male historically black college. They will promote the federal TEACH campaign launched last fall to persuade more minorities -- particularly males -- to go into education.

Federal officials estimate more than 1 million teachers will retire in the coming decade, and federal officials are hoping to fill some of those vacancies with a more diverse workforce.

The meeting comes a week after President Barack Obama's call during his State of the Union address for more people to become teachers.


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