RELEASE: New Report Finds Poor and Minority Students are More Likely to be Taught by Ineffective Teachers | Center for American Progress: Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report that finds that poor and minority students are more likely to be taught by a teacher rated ineffective and less likely to be taught by one who is exemplary.
“We’ve known for awhile that poor and minority students attending U.S. public schools are more likely to be taught by underqualified or brand-new teachers,” said Jenny DeMonte, co-author of the report and Associate Director for Education Research at the Center for American Progress. “Our new report takes this idea a step further. Using new evaluation data, we found that these same children are also more likely to be taught by a teacher rated ineffective.”
The report presents a tale of two states, Louisiana and Massachusetts, which are two early adopters of new teacher evaluation systems that have both released effectiveness data from the 2012-13 school year using new measures. CAP’s experts combined this information with data on student enrollment to glean information about the distribution of teachers across school demographics.