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Table H119. Percentage distributions of grade 9 through 12 public school teachers' sex and race/ethnicity, by school type and main teaching assignment: 2008
  Sex   Race/ethnicity1  
School type and main teaching assignment Male   Female   White   Black   Hispanic   Other  
                         
Total 42.1   57.9   83.6   7.0   6.4   3.0  
                         
School type2                        
Regular 41.7   58.3   84.9   5.9   6.4   2.8  
Career or technical 54.5   45.6   83.1   9.8   4.0 ! 3.1 !
Other3 43.4   56.6   75.3   14.6   6.9   3.1 !
                         
Main teaching assignment                        
Career and technical education (CTE), total 48.0   52.0   84.9   8.8   3.9   2.5  
Nonoccupational CTE 38.7   61.3   84.0   10.5   3.1 ! 2.5  
Occupational education 55.5   44.5   85.6   7.4   4.6   2.5 !
Agriculture and natural resources 76.1   23.9   90.8   4.7 !    
Business 31.9   68.2   86.7   8.0   3.8 !  
Communications and design 52.4   47.6   75.9     13.1 !  
Computer and information sciences 58.0   42.0   76.3        
Construction, architecture, and engineering technologies 95.9   4.1 ! 88.8   8.7 !    
Consumer, culinary, and public services 13.9   86.1   83.2   10.4 !    
Health sciences   82.7   85.6        
Manufacturing 95.6     97.4     #   #  
Marketing 48.8   51.2   82.3   12.0 !    
Repair and transportation 98.6     90.3        
Academic education 40.6   59.4   83.3   6.1   7.3   3.3  
Other4 42.9   57.1   83.7   8.8   5.3   2.2  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. “Other” includes Asian, American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, and respondents who reported two or more races. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
2 Excludes 9 percent of teachers with unspecified school type.
3 Other school types include special program emphasis schools, special education schools, and alternative/other schools.
4 Other teaching assignments include special education; health education; physical education; military science or Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC); religious studies, theology, or divinity; and other unspecified teaching assignments.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), “Public School Teacher Questionnaire,” 2007–08.

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