Over 96% of kindergarten teachers are women, research shows—here’s how to attract more men

An overwhelming 96.7% of kindergarten and preschool teachers are women, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal using 2023 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While it may be tempting to attribute the gender disparity to women’s inclination for nurturing roles, a more plausible reason may be the economics—specifically, the dismally low salaries in the profession.


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