Analysis Of Male Scarcity In Teaching


The New York Times (9/7, Rich, Subscription Publication) reports on the scarcity of male teachers and proposals to address it, with more than 80% of elementary and middle school education as well as 58% of high school education dominated by women, citing a “cultural devaluation of women’s work” in the words of Philip N. Cohen, a University of Maryland sociologist. The article briefly touches on a lack of racial diversity among teachers as well, citing efforts by Teach for America and in conjunction with the Education Department to increase minority representation in teaching.