Behind the Headline: Minority Groups Remain Outnumbered at Teaching Programs, Study Reports

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Minority Groups Remain Outnumbered at Teaching Programs
New York Times| 3/20/13

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What Happens When States Have Genuine Alternative Certification?
Education Next |Winter 2009

According to a study released today by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 82 percent of students in teacher training programs are white. A study published by Education Next in 2009 found that minorities are represented in the teaching force to a greater extent in states with genuine alternative certification than in other states.

-Education Next

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  • Sherrod says:

    This reality compounded by the fact that many first or second generation minority college students feel obligated to make more money in other fields rather than serve their communities. In truth, many in the community look down on minorities that “only become teachers”.

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