Domestic Public Policy

Mismatch: The Lack of Diversity in the Teacher Workforce and Its Impacts on Students

Grant Year: 2018

Michael Hansen and Seth Gershenson will research and write a book examining whether a more diverse teacher workforce could help increase achievement levels among students from disadvantaged backgrounds. They will synthesize findings from a body of work showing that African American students benefit academically from having had African American teachers at some point in their years of schooling. They will also consider whether steps could be taken to increase the diversity of the teacher workforce.

Brookings Institution Domestic Public Policy