Texas Charter Schools: A Multiyear Analysis of Teacher Characteristics
Myriam Quintero Khan, John R. Slate

The extent to which differences were present in teacher gender and teacher ethnic membership as a function of school level (i.e., elementary, middle, and high school) in Texas charter schools for the 2002-2003 to the 2012-2013 school years was examined. Statistically significant differences in the percentages of male and female teachers and in teacher ethnicity were present as a function of school level from the 2002-2003 to the 2012-2013 school years in Texas charter schools. The percentage of male teachers in Texas charter elementary schools has declined at a steady rate of 17.9% to 15.6% from 2002-2003 to 2012-2013 school years. The percentage of Black teachers in Texas elementary charter schools has decreased substantially, from 52.4% to 27.8%, from 2002-2003 to 2012-2013. These numbers are indicative of the need for more male representation of diverse backgrounds in Texas charter schools.

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