09/06/2011 10:25 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2011

Minority Students At Community Colleges Do Better With Same Race Instructors, Says Study

Nonwhite students at community colleges are more likely to stay in classes and to earn higher grades if they have instructors of their race or ethnicity, according to a study released Monday by the National Bureau for Economic Research. But the same is true for white students, meaning that hiring more minority instructors may result in decreased performance by white students.

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