Test your knowledge of America’s public school teachers!

1.  What percentage of public school teachers are white?

A)  50%

B)  84%

C)  72%

 

2.  What percentage of public school teachers are women?

A)  55%

B)  84%

C)  62%

 

3.  What percentage are 29 years old or younger?

A)  18%

B)  21%

C)  52%

 

4)  What percentage has five years teaching experience or less?

A) 19%

B)  26%

C)  42%

 

5.  What percentage has earned a master’s degree? 

A)  28%

B)  43%

C)  32%

 

6.  What percentage teach in the city?

A)  49%

B)  31%

C)  22%

 

7.  What percentage teach in the suburbs?

A)  51%

B)  26%

C)  12%

 

8.  What percentage teach general elementary?

A)  35%

B)  48%

C)  2%

 

9.  What percentage entered the classroom from an alternative teacher preparation program?

A)  33%

B)  16%

C)  92%

 

10.  What percentage are “very or somewhat satisfied” with their overall job as a teacher?

A)  10%

B)  89%

C)  51%

 

ANSWERS:

1.  The answer is B.  84% of teachers are white.

2.  The answer is B.  84% of teachers are women.

3.  The answer is B.  21% are 29 years old or younger.

4.  The answer is B.  26% have five years experience or less.

5.  The answer is B.  43% have master’s degrees.

6.  The answer is B.  31% teach in the city.

7.  The answer is B.  26% teach in the suburbs.

8.  The answer is B.  48% teach general elementary.

9.  The answer is B.  16% entered the classroom via an alternative route.

10.  The answer is B.  89% are satisfied with their overall job as a teacher.

(Data from “Profiles of Teachers in the U.S. 2011”)

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