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Wanted: A Few Brave Men Willing to Teach Pre-K

Nationwide, men make up just about 2 percent of early education teachers,according to 2012 labor statistics. While numbers aren’t yet available for New York City’s cohort of about 1,000 new pre-k teachers, education researchers in the city expect the gender breakdown to be similar. There are only four men participating in the 14-month CUNY Early Childhood Teaching Scholars program, which provides free graduate classes and training to about 100 fellows in exchange for a three-year commitment to teaching in New York City.