As students grow more diverse, teaching staff lags

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
2011-2012
% Minority
students
2011-2012
% Minority
teachers
Canton 16.1 23.2 5.2
Milton 22.3 30.4 7.9
Quincy 31.1 47.1 3.5
Sharon 11.7 30.3 2.9
Weymouth  8.3 17.7 0.2
State total 24.2 32.9 6.9

SOURCE: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education