Male Teachers | Darren Miller

At my elementary school, all the K-3 teachers were women and all but 1 or 2 of the Grades 4-6 teachers were men.  In junior high and high school the numbers were much more even.

Fast forward a few decades.  K-6 school teachers are still overwhelmingly women.  At the high school at which I teach the numbers–even in the math department!–are fairly even.  This makes education still a field with what, in many other fields, would be called a “disproportionate” number of women.  Why is that?  Is education “women’s work”?  Is the pay too low?  Particularly in elementary education, are men looked…

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