In the article “Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?” by Claire Cain Miller it addresses just how much diversity or the lack there of effects students. Boys especially have been shown to have responded better to educators who shared either race or gender with them, which is not the best case scenario for them since 77% of teachers in the K-12 system today are white women. Girls were shown to have performed better than boys and white students over both hispanic and black students. In schools with even 1 black teacher scores rose among the black children. The point here is that there needs to be more diversity in our educational system to benefit our youth.