Job Market Paper

Abstract: Previous race match studies show that shrinking the disparity in the racial distribution of teachers is an important factor. However, this does not necessarily mean that all minority students need to have a minority teacher. I find that other faculty members have a significant impact as well which implies that diversifying the people surrounding students also helps to close these achievement gaps. Further, since race match effects differ across races, it is important to understand how these effects impact understudied populations. I fill this gap within the literature by utilizing the data advantages found in LAUSD to shed light on another significant population, Hispanic students.

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