Kids of Color Less Likely to Have Good Teachers

A new report shows that low-income minority students are less likely to have effective instruction.

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The Center for American Progress released a new report (pdf) on Friday indicating that low-income students of color are more likely to have not only less experienced teachers but also less effective ones, the Huffington Post reports.

The organization analyzed evaluation scores of teachers in affluent and low-income districts in Louisiana and Massachusetts.

According to American Progress, in Louisiana “a student in a school in the highest-poverty quartile is almost three times as likely to be taught by a teacher rated ineffective as a student in a school in the lowest-poverty quartile.”

The report shows that the results are similar for schools with high populations of students of color: “Poor students and students of color are less likely to get well-qualified or high-achieving teachers than students from higher-income families or students who are white.”

American Progress’ associate director for education research, Jenny DeMonte, told the Huffington Post, “We’ve got some work to do.”

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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