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Art Education: Power, Privilege, and Equity Resources for Art Education

This guide is intended to provide information, resources, and historical context for teachers who want to address issues of power, privilege, and equity in their classroom.

Getting Started

Here you'll find some data that can get you started on demographic research in education. Below you'll find links to analyzed data, statistics, and some interpretations.

Teacher Diversity Revisited:  A New State-By-State Analysis Center for American Progress
In the fall of 2011, the Center for American Progress released an issue brief looking at teacher diversity, and the findings were stark. We found that the demographics of the teacher workforce had not kept up with student demographics.

This report provides a portrait of educational attainment in the United States based on data collected from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The report examines educational attainment of the adult population by demographic and social characteristics such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and disability status, as well as differences in educational attainment between the native and the foreign born.
The U.S. Department of Education is dedicated to increasing the diversity of our educator workforce, recognizing that teachers and leaders of color will play a critical role in ensuring equity in our education system. The release of this data is consistent with the Department’s mission and values, and is intended to provide a basis for discussion, strategy development, and further research.


National Center for Education (NCES) Statistics Related to Demographics:



Local Databases of Educational Statistics

Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art | Location: 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217 | Mailing: 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

Research Help: 410-225-2273 / | General Questions: 410-225-2272 /

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