Study finds U.S. students, regardless of race, prefer teachers of color over white ones

- A majority of middle and high school students in the U.S. have more favorable perceptions of black and Hispanic teachers than of white ones, a new study suggests.

The study, conducted by New York University in six U.S. school districts across the country, analyzed more than 50,000 sixth to ninth graders from 2009 to 2010, and 1,680 educators.

Students were evaluated on their perceptions of teachers on the so-called “7Cs” – challenge, classroom management, care, confer, captivate, clarify, and consolidate – measuring the kid’s feelings about how they were treated, and how engaged they were in course material. Among other things, the students said that Latino and black teachers are have higher standards and are more relatable to students. 

“In virtually all models, Latino teachers are more positively perceived by students across the seven outcome measures,” the report says. “Students perceive black teachers more than their white peers to hold students to high academic standards and support their efforts, to help them organize content, and to explain clearly ideas and concepts and provide useful feedback,” wrote the authors of the study, which was published earlier this week on Educational Researcher.

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