Key Articles

Male recruitment advocates discuss gender gap with students

By Nathan Hickling - The Sundial
Advocates that aim to close the gender gap in education met on Friday in the USU to discuss the causes and solutions for the lack of male educators in public schools, who make up a smaller percentage of educators today than they did in 1980.

Kellogg Foundation Awards CSUN Grant to Tackle California’s Teacher Shortage – MenTeach lead consultant

by Carmen Ramos Chandler - California State University - Northridge
California faces a looming teacher shortage, and, in particular, a deficit in the number of men interested in working in elementary education.

How Rochester Schools Grapple With Their Teacher Diversity Gap

By Evan Dawson - WXXI Radio
Christopher Fields is rare in the teaching profession. He’s an African-American man, and he teaches sixth-grade English at East Lower School. According to the U.S. Department of Education, you'd have to stop by more than 50 classrooms in this country before you found one black male teacher.

Lack of African-American male educators is killing public education

By Roosevelt Mitchell III - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
According to researchers Ana Maria Villegas and Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, minority teachers, as role models, improved the self-worth of minority students. Others found that a diverse teaching population improved academic achievement for minorities along with the educational climate for white students.

Philly Organization Hopes to Recruit 1,000 Black Male Teachers by 2020

by Brian Thomas - Philadelphia Magazine
A group of local teachers has put together a plan to increase recruitment of black men into the profession.