Student Diversity Is Up But Teachers Are Mostly White

From abc News
By Emily Deruy

Classrooms are becoming more diverse, but the people leading them remain predominantly white.

More than 80 percent of the bachelor’s degrees in education awarded during the 2009-10 school year were to non-Latino white students, according to a new study by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Three-quarters went to women, and only 4.2 percent went to Latinos.

At the same time, the racial and ethnic makeup of the country’s student body has become less monolithic over the years. Nearly half of all children under five right now are minorities, and no racial or ethnic group will constitute a true majority in the United States by 2050, according to Census data.

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