Report says minorities make up 30 percent of the Michigan student population, but only eight percent of the teacher population

May 5, 2014
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The Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank, has a new analysis looking at whether teacher diversity matches the growing student diversity in American public schools. Spoiler alert: it does not. The report says while minorities now make up nearly half of the student population in America's schools, only 18 percent of teachers are minorities. In the report, Michigan scores a little better than average, but that's not saying a whole lot. The report's recommendations come from a left-of-center policy perspective, but the problems the report identifies should resonate regardless of your political persuasion.

A New State-by-State Analysis SOURCE: AP/Teach For America Delta Institute See also: "America's Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color: Getting More Teachers of Color into the Classroom" by Farah Z. Ahmad and Ulrich Boser Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF of this issue brief.

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