African-American Students More Likely to Succeed with Black Teachers

By | April 7, 2017

A new study that takes a look at the long-run impact of same-race teachers reveals that Black students who have Black teachers are more likely to experience academic success.

The study, published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, found that students who have at least one Black teacher in third through fifth grades were less likely to drop out of school.

“The Long-run Impact of Same-race Teachers” suggest that by exposing Black girls and boys to at least one Black teacher in grades 3-5 significantly reduced the probability of low-income Black males dropping out of school by 39 percent. (Ebony)

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