Where have all the male teachers gone?
Where are all male teachers? They definitely aren’t in the classroom.
Newsweek reports that the percentage of male teachers is flirting with a 40-year-low. What’s up with that? And more importantly, does it matter? Is being a good teacher more important factor than gender?
Are you a male teacher or an aspiring male teacher? What are the obstacles in the profession? Why aren’t their more of you out there?
This whole conversation strikes me a little odd given that Sara posted a blog item about superintendents and gender earlier this week.
In her post, she shares findings that show that women make up more than 20 percent of superintendents. The Newsweek article shows that women make up about 75 percent of teachers.
Does this mean that there is a serious glass ceiling for top administrative positions within school systems. Is it OK for women to teach and not to lead?