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High-Poverty Schools' Teachers More Likely to be Nonwhite and Have Less Experience

Educators of color make up more than half of teachers in low-income districts, according to In addition, almost half of educators who quit within five years teach in lower-income areas, while in wealthier areas, only 34 percent of teachers leave within five years. 

Teachers in lower-income neighborhoods also tended to have less experience--high-school teachers in high-poverty areas had worked for 8.4 years, while teachers working in more affluent neighborhoods had worked for 10.7 years.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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