EQ: Is sexism even relevant to the teacher strikes or are women just being over-sensitive once again?
Guest: Megan Holyoke, 1st year teacher
Annie, Megan and Hope break down myths and sexism in the narrative about the Tacoma teacher strike.
SPECIAL NOTE: We did a little fact finding and want to be clear about some numbers regarding leadership gender dynamics.
According to Chalkbeat, “While women made up 73 percent of classroom teachers in Pennsylvania, the study showed they accounted for just 44 percent of school principals and 35 percent of superintendents.”
According to AASA “the vast majority of superintendents (87 percent) are male.”
According to Huffpost, “More than three-quarters of public school teachers are female while only 30% of educational administrators are.”