The Lasting Impacts of Having a Same-Race Teacher

While many studies have examined the connections between minority students, minority teachers, and immediate outcomes like test scores, few have attempted to track those impacts through high school and into college.

A new study led by American University’s Seth Gershenson did just that, and uncovered some dramatic findings about the long-run impacts of same-race teachers.

Gershenson joins University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education researcher Rand Quinn to discuss those findings, and their potential implications for practitioners, policymakers and researchers across the country.