Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Few women run the nation's school districts. Why?

Few women run the nation's school districts. Why?: Even though K-12 education is largely a female enterprise, men dominate the chief executive's office in numbers that look especially bleak given that the pool of talent is deep with women.
"Even though K-12 education is largely a female enterprise, men dominate the chief executive’s office in the nation’s nearly 14,000 districts, numbers that look especially bleak given that the pool of talent is deep with women. Women make up 76 percent of teachers, 52 percent of principals, and 78 percent of central-office administrators, according to federal data and the results of a recent national survey. Yet they account for less than a quarter of all superintendents, according to a survey conducted this summer by AASA, the School Superintendents Association. But that number represents improvement since 2000, when 13 percent were women."

Not good. White, male privilege in the superintendency surely becomes obvious upon parsing these data by race/ethnicity.

Angela

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