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April 18, 2018

Teacher Diversity

Article written by Charlie Schroeder, Continuous Improvement Coordinator There is a growing body of research that suggests that minority students could benefit from assignment to teachers of their own race/ethnicity. However, minority teachers are typically underrepresented in the public-school system. This underrepresentation of minority teachers could be one of the many contributing factors to the student achievement gap. There are a number of theories in existence that attempt to explain the mechanisms through which the