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Are the teachers okay? A conversation with Jaime Rodriguez President AFT- Oregon. #8

Are the teachers okay? A conversation with Jaime Rodriguez President AFT- Oregon. #8

Update: 2020-10-01
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In this episode of You Talk It. We Live It  River Scholl speaks with President of AFT - Oregon Jaime Rodriguez about teaching during COVID-19 and the ever shifting needs and responsibilities of teachers during the pandemic.

Here are some interesting facts about education in the United States:

How many teachers are there in the U.S.?

In America's public schools there are 3.2 million full-time-equivalent teachers, according to federal projections for the fall of 2020.

How many schools are there in the U.S.?

There are 130,930 K-12 schools in the U.S., according to 2017-18 data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

What are the racial demographics of teachers?

When it comes to race, America’s teachers look very different from its student population.

  • 79.3% White
  • 9.3% Hispanic
  • 6.7% Black
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 1.8% Two or more races
  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaska Native
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

What percent of teachers are women?

Teaching continues to be a profession dominated by women. According to 2017-18 numbers from NCES 76.5 percent of teachers are female, while 23.5 percent are male.

What's the average U.S. teacher salary?

The average base salary for teachers is $57,900, according to 2017-18 data from NCES.

Information sourced from www.edweek.org
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Are the teachers okay? A conversation with Jaime Rodriguez President AFT- Oregon. #8

Are the teachers okay? A conversation with Jaime Rodriguez President AFT- Oregon. #8

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