Middle School Teacher and Student Ethnicity in Texas: A Multiyear
This study aimed to determine the relationship between the ethnicity of teachers and the ethnicity of students in Texan public middle schools. Data that covered the school years from 1999-2000 up to 2009-2010 was obtained from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator. Data was statistically analyzed and the results showed that there were positive relationships between teacher ethnicity and student ethnicity among the three ethnicities investigated (i.e. Hispanic, Black, and White) and that there were large effect sizes.
This type of study would involve ethical considerations about whether the public schools’ administrations would be amenable