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