Blog: Education by the Numbers

Education not as “pink” in the media as it is in the classroom

I was surprised to read on Jessica Bennett’s tumblr blog that male sources outnumber female sources on the front page of the New York Times, even on the subject of education. Technology, politics, sure. But shocking that there are 8 male sources for every 3 female ones, when 76 percent of teachers are female.As I think back on many of the stories I’ve written, I am probably guilty of interviewing and quoting more men than women too.

(The NYT front page count was conducted by students at the University of Nevada and reported on the Poynter website.)


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