CC students do better with same-race prof

Community college students are more likely to complete a course and earn higher grades if the instructor matches their own race or ethnicity, a new study finds. The effect is greatest for blacks and recent high school graduates.

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  1. Michael E. Lopez says:

    I’d almost guarantee that these sorts of effects only actually track some confluence of race and culture, and that the effect for different members of a particular “race” varies on whether they and the professor in question are from / embody the same sort of social background.

  2. Well, there you go. says:

    What does this say about the student?

    For example, if I am Caucasian and do better with a Caucasian teacher does that mean I am racist? Why am I not achieving with the other teachers?

  3. Richard Aubrey says:

    Well.
    Let’s change the supposing; If you are black and do better with a black teacher, are you racist? Why can’t you achieve with a white teacher? This is not exactly a mirror image question.
    In your case, you could be called a racist and there’s nothing you can do about it.
    In my example, the white teacher can be called a racist, or not prepared to understand black culture and learning styles, et tedious cetera.