The “2018 Oregon Educator Equity Report” is out and available online (here). It has lots of new information and data.
Two important quotes from the report:
“Although positive trends are noted in almost every category reported in Figure 1, the educator workforce is not shifting quickly enough to respond to Oregon’s changing ethnically and linguistically diverse K-12 student body. As was suggested by one observer, small technical “fixes” are not sufficient at this point for changing the overall desired outcome when systems continue to produce only small gains in terms of the diversity of Oregon’s educator workforce demographics.” (p. 7 of report).
“Unfortunately, the rate of increased diversity in the teaching workforce continues to lag the changing demographics of Oregon’s K-12 students. The gap between ethnic diversity of students and teachers has remained unchanged at 27.7 percent for the past two school years and the gap between student and teacher ethnic and/or linguistic diversity increased from 29.1 percent in 2015-2016 to 29.3 percent in 2016-2017 (the most recent year for which linguistic diversity for students is available).” (p. 13 of report).
Much, much more needs to be done