Students of All Races Favor Teachers of Color

“A new study analyzing student survey data of their classroom teachers found that all students, on average, had more favorable impressions of black and Latino teachers compared to white teachers. . . . The researchers included survey data from approximately 50,000 sixth through ninth-grade students covering the 2009-2010 school year. The findings, showing that even white students gave more favorable responses for teachers of color,” reported Yasmeen Khan on WNYC. (Cherng, H. S. and Halpin, P. F. (in press) “A teacher like me? Student perceptions of minority versus White teachers.” Educational Researcher. Accepted as Manuscript ID #EdR-15-FA-0341.R2.)

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