Diversity in the classroom

Many suburban Boston school districts have become significantly more diverse, but their students are still primarily taught by white teachers.

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District
2001-2002
% Minority
students
2 011-2012
% Minority
students
2011-2012
% Minority
teachers
Bedford 15.5 26.0  6.0
Brookline 33.3 42.2 10.0
Lexington 22.4 41.3  6.8
Newton 18.9 33.4 11.7
Waltham 35.5 50.0  3.0
State total 24.2 32.9  6.9

SOURCE: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education