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Research on the current state of the diversity gap

Meckler & Rabinowitz, 2019. America’s schools are more diverse than ever. But the teachers are still mostly white. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/local/education/teacher-diversity/

U.S. Department of Education, 2016. The state of racial diversity in the educator workforce. https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/highered/racial-diversity/state-racial-diversity-workforce.pdf

Snyder, T.D. (2014). Digest of Education Statistics, 2013 (NCES 2014-086). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

Research on estimates of the effects of race/ethnicity match

Clotfelter, C. T., Ladd, H. F., & Vigdor, J. L. (2006). Teacher-student matching and the assessment of teacher effectiveness. Journal of human Resources41(4), 778-820.

Dee, T. S. (2005). A teacher like me: Does race, ethnicity, or gender matter? American Economic Review, 158–165.

Egalite, A.J., Kisida, B., & Winters, M.A. (2015). Representation in the classroom: The effect of own-race teachers on student achievement. Economics of Education Review, 45, 44-52.

Gershenson, S., Hart, C., Hyman, J., Lindsay, C., & Papageorge, N. W. (2018). The long-run impacts of same-race teachers (No. w25254). National Bureau of Economic Research.

Goldhaber et al., 2019. Why we need a diverse teacher workforce. https://kappanonline.org/why-we-need-diverse-teacher-workforce-segregation-goldhaber-theobald-tien/

Goldhaber, D. & Hansen, M. (2010). Race, gender, and teacher testing: How informative a tool is teacher licensure testing? American Educational Research Journal, 47 (1), 218-251.

Reviews and discussion of the relative size of the effects for race/ethnicity match versus other interventions

Goldhaber et al., 2019. Why we need a diverse teacher workforce. https://kappanonline.org/why-we-need-diverse-teacher-workforce-segregation-goldhaber-theobald-tien/