An Issue of Representation: Black Teacher Shortage in the U.S.
Current STEM Workforce Demographics
According to data from the Pew Research Center, the STEM workforce today consists of mostly white workers with little to no representation from Blacks and Hispanics. In fact, white workers account for over 60% of the overall STEM workforce with Blacks and Hispanics making up less than 10% of the workforce. This lack of diversity goes back to the shortage of Black teachers affecting Black students’ progression within the STEM field.