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ERIC Number: ED556309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Unequal Access, Unequal Results: Equitable Teacher Distribution in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Kumar, Sudipti; Waymack, Nancy
National Council on Teacher Quality
At the request of the Urban League of Miami, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) analyzed the distribution of teachers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In this paper, the authors examine teacher-level data to determine whether indicators correlated with teacher quality vary across the district based on socioeconomic differences, and recommend ways the district can distribute teachers in a more equitable way. The paper--while specific to Miami-Dade County--examines an issue with which school districts across the country struggle. To that end, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has begun collecting data on student enrollment by race and ethnicity and teacher characteristics. The first summary of these data indicates that (1) black students are more likely to be taught by a first-year teacher than white students; (2) their teachers are more likely to be paid less; and (3) they are more likely to have an uncertified or unlicensed teacher. An appendix, "Research base that supports the five indicators used in the report," is included.
National Council on Teacher Quality. 1420 New York Avenue NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-393-0020; Fax: 202-393-0095; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test