How Teachers Talk About Educational Disparities (Data)

In a national survey, we dug into how teachers use language to make sense of disparities in student outcomes by race and income level.

How Teachers Talk About Educational Disparities (Data)

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For this special project, the Education Week Research Center surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 1,300 teachers. We wanted to understand how they use language to talk about disparities in student outcomes in terms of race and income level—as well as how those language choices correlate with their understanding of what’s at the heart of those disparities.

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A version of this article appeared in the December 11, 2019 edition of Education Week as How Teachers Talk About Educational Disparities