Brookings Mountain West
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This policy brief examines the racial and ethnic diversity of the public teacher workforce in five Mountain West states, drawing on survey data from 1993 to 2016. We find increases in student diversity are generally outpacing teacher diversity in the region, though important differences in teacher-student parity and access to nonwhite teachers across states are also evident. In addition, we demonstrate the recruitment and retention of nonwhite teachers in these states lag considerably behind the rest of the U.S. This brief concludes with recommendations to help Mountain West states and districts promote greater racial and ethnic diversity among their teacher workforces.
Teacher Diversity; Teacher Pipeline; K-12 Education Policy; Mountain West; Public Policy
Education | Education Policy | Public Policy | Urban Studies and Planning
The Growing Need for Diverse Teachers in the Mountain West.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_pubs/51