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Men Teaching: Providing Influence In Elementary Classrooms

Posted: December 22, 2012 at 2:57 a.m.

Kyle Queen, fourth-grade teacher at Bonnie Grimes Elementary School, helps Allan Alfaro with computer research during class in Rogers. Queen is one of 39 men employed as elementary school teachers in the Rogers School District.

Seven percent of the elementary teachers in Rogers are men. Some elementary schools, such as Bonnie Grimes Elementary School, have several men teaching classes; others have one.

By The Numbers

Teacher Information

October data from the Rogers School District shows 81 percent of teachers in Rogers are women and 19 percent are men.

• At the elementary level 7 percent of teachers are men.

• At the middle school level 22 percent of teachers are men.

• At the high school level 39 percent of teachers are men.

Nationwide 2011 data shows that most teachers are women. Overall data from education, training and library occupations show men occupy 26.4 percent of those jobs.

• At the preschool/kindergarten level 2.3 percent of teachers are men.

• At the elementary and middle school level 18.3 percent of teachers are men.

• At the high school level 42 percent of teachers are men.

• At the college level 53.8 percent of teachers are men.

Source: Rogers School District/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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