How diverse are your school system's teachers?
Posted January 24, 2019 2:47 p.m. EST
Updated January 24, 2019 9:50 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — WRAL News analyzed data showing the race and gender of nearly 100,000 teachers and 1.4 million students in North Carolina's 115 public school systems. Eleven school districts in the state had no Hispanic teachers last school year, and eight school systems had no black teachers. One district had no teachers of color at all.
The lack of teacher diversity was especially noticeable in rural school systems. But even in larger school districts, which have more racial diversity among students, teachers still tended to be predominantly white and female.