Ethnic Matching in Education Research
Over 10-years of research on Ethnic Matching shows that there is e need for diversifying the education field. The research shows that generally when students of color have at least one teacher of color during elementary school they do academically better on reading and math assessments. This research also shows that when White teachers work in a school with at least 30% teachers of color, these teachers are more effective in engaging with students of color. More so, this research shows that when professionals of color attended public school, 80% reported they had positive interaction with White teachers when they had at least 4 teachers of color during their public school career. In comparison, 56% who had at least 1 teacher of color had a positive relationship with White teachers.