Parent Tahera Sajid said a teacher’s race is not necessarily the determining factor in whether a child has a good experience in school. Sajid, whose family moved from Pakistan to Sharon four years ago, said that while most of the teachers and staff in the schools have been white, they have also been sensitive to cultural differences and helpful with the transition to a new country.
“Although it would make some people more comfortable” to have more minority teachers, Sajid said, “I have never had a problem with that. They do seem to understand that our concerns and point of reference may be different.”
Sajid, formerly of Islamabad, Pakistan, in her Sharon home in December.