Landscape Analysis: Teachers of Color in Kansas City

This study examines the recruitment and retention patterns of teachers of color in the Kansas City metro area.

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:

  1. Are schools in Kansas City recruiting and retaining teachers of color?
  2. To what degree do teachers reflect the students they teach?
  3. Do teachers of color in Kansas City leave the profession at higher rates than white teachers?

The analysis included public and charter school data for the Kansas City metropolitan statistical area.

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