Race and Ethnicity of Public School Teachers and Their Students is a new report from The Institute of Education Sciences.

To absolutely no one’s surprise, it shows that 79% of teachers in the United States are White (though the student population is a majority of people of color – see New & Revised: The Best Resources For Learning About The Ethnic & Racial Make-Up Of The U.S. Student Population).

As countless studies have shown, this kind of racial composition of the teaching ranks can hurt our students, and you can read more about its consequences at New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color.

Schools, and schools of education, have to do better….