The U.S. population is becoming more diverse than ever. But racial diversity in teachers and principals has not kept up at the same pace.
Of 3.2 million full-time teachers in the country, more than 80% are white. The pattern in racial and ethnic diversity among principals is similar to that of teachers, with more than 77% being white. Meanwhile, the number of non-white students including black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American makes up more than half of the public-school population, and is expected to continue an upward trend.
Students at the University of Georgia’s Mary Frances Early College of Education dedicate research and thought into educating and interacting with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff within the public-school system.