Monday, March 25, 2013

Teacher Diversity Not Keeping Pace With That Of Students


ABC News (3/25, Deruy) reports online that according to a new study from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, "More than 80 percent of the bachelor's degrees in education awarded during the 2009-10 school year were to non-Latino white students," even as "the racial and ethnic makeup of the country's student body has become less monolithic over the years. Nearly half of all children under five right now are minorities, and no racial or ethnic group will constitute a true majority in the United States by 2050, according to Census data." However, ABC notes, the AACTE says that it's analysis of NCES data indicates that the racial makeup of the teaching corps is not making similar changes.

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