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Study Reveals Racial Mismatch Between Teachers and Students

Study Reveals Racial Mismatch Between Teachers and Students

A recent study on the "diversity gap" in U.S. public schools revealed that 18 percent of teachers are nonwhite, while roughly half of all students are nonwhite. 

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, out of the 3.3 million teachers working in 2012, 82 percent were white, 8 percent were Hispanic, 7 percent were black and 2 percent were Asian, reports Time Magazine. Data from the Center for American Progress also indicate that 48 percent of public-school students are nonwhite, 23 percent are Hispanic, 16 percent are black and 5 percent are Asian. The number of nonwhite students, Time reports, is expected to continue to grow. 

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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