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Study Finds A ‘Diversity Gap’ — Among US Teachers

From an outraged Associated Press:

US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

US teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students; groups [sic] commit to turn that around

By Jesse j. Holland | May 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.

New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary schools in the United States.

The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms.

Yes, that will certainly improve our education system. By the way, how many of these teachers are male?

Teachers are always pushing their students to excel, said Kevin Gilbert, coordinator of teacher leadership and special projects for the Clinton Public School District in Clinton, Mississippi.

It becomes easier for students to believe "when they can look and see someone who looks just like them, that they can relate to," said Gilbert, a member of the NEA’s executive committee. "Nothing can help motivate our students more than to see success standing right in front of them." …

We guess we shouldn’t be too surprised to hear Democrats preaching: ‘Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!’

There were about 3.3 million teachers in American public elementary and secondary schools in 2012, according to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics. It said 82 percent were white, 8 percent were Hispanic, 7 percent were black and about 2 percent were Asian.

Students are a different story. In 1993, minority students made up 31 percent of the public school population; it was 41 percent in 2003. The Center for American Progress’ most recent statistics show 48 percent of the students in public schools are nonwhite — 23 percent Hispanic, 16 percent black and 5 percent Asian — and that percentage is expected to continue to increase.

What are the ratios when you take out the illegal aliens? By the way, maybe we need more illegal alien teachers, as well.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, May 5th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Study Finds A ‘Diversity Gap’ — Among US Teachers”

  1. canary

    What I do not understand is college Universities with foreign teachers and professors who have poor English and difficult to understand.

    They should be matched with foreign students for better communication and learning.

    I think a lot of foreigners get their educations and then stay in the US.

    They should not be hired, because once they are they can’t be fired, or they will claim discrimination.


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