2007 Report Out/Male Teachers

The 2007 NEA Executive Summary is online, and I was especially interested when I read that in 2006, 24.4% of U.S. public school teachers are male (it’s MUCH lower in the elementary grades–I’ve seen reports that report anywhere from 8 to 12%). Kansas had the highest amount (33.3%), followed in order by Oregon (31.4%), Alaska (30.9%), and Indiana (30.5%). The lowest percentages of male faculty were in Arkansas (17.5%), Mississippi (17.7%), Louisiana (17.8%), South Carolina (17.9%), Virginia (18.8%), and Georgia (19.3%).

Imagine how great it would be if children had more male role models to see every day in the classroom…what an interesting thought!