Monday, November 18, 2013

National Journal's Sophie Quinton: Demographic Change in Schools, and the Case for American Teachers to Endorse the Cultural Backgrounds of Their Students

Sophie Quinton's article at National Journal is linked below.

Sophie Quinton: Good Teaching and the Need for Connecting With Student Backgrounds

"Demographic changes have made it increasingly likely that a teacher's experiences don't mirror those of her students. In 2007-08, 83 percent of public school teachers were white, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. During that same year, the demographic breakdown showed a different percentage for public school students: 56 percent white; 21 percent Hispanic; 17 percent African-American, 5 percent Asian, and 1 percent Native American."
---Sophie Quinton, National Journal 

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