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Having Our Say: Examining Career Trajectories of Black Male Educators in P-12 Education

July 1, 2019

Achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce within P-12 education is critical to ensure that students receive a robust, quality educational experience. However, overcoming the shortage of educators of color has been a major dilemma for our nation's schools for decades. And, despite students of color comprising over 50% of current classroom populations and the United States Census Bureau's prediction that people of color will become the "majority-minority" in the overall United States population by 2043, these trends fail to correlate with representations of educators of color in P-12 education, especially for new cohorts of Black male teachers. In fact, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), male educators comprise only 23% of the public school workforce and, more troubling, Black male teachers represent less than 2% of the total teacher population.

Life in the 21st Century Workforce: A National Perspective

September 26, 2011

Presents findings from two studies about the education, training, and types of skills employers seek in hiring or promoting employees as well as those the workers themselves believe are important, such as interpersonal, collaborative, and problem-solving.