This study examined the recruitment and retention patterns of teachers of color in the Kansas City metro area.
In the United States, 25% of K-12 students identify as Latinx, yet only 8% of educators do. This study, commissioned by the Latinx Education Collaborative, explored the teacher landscape in Kansas City, focusing on the gender, age, and racial-ethnic makeup of the workforce. The study is guided by three key questions:
The analysis included public and charter school data for the Kansas City metropolitan statistical area.