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The Student Has Become the Teacher: Tracking the Racial Diversity and Academic Composition of the Teacher Supply Pipeline

Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis, and Eric J. Lichtenberger

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This study uses a unique, longitudinal statewide database to track students through the new teacher supply pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification.  The report examines how each stage influences the characteristics of those who enter the teaching profession, with particular attention to academic skills and racial/ethnic diversity, characteristics that are of national and local concern because of their impact on teacher effectiveness.