A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom

@article{Fairlie2011ACC,
  title={A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom},
  author={Robert W. Fairlie and Florian Hoffmann and Philip Oreopoulos},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2011}
}
This paper uses detailed administrative data from one of the largest community colleges in the United States to quantify the extent to which academic performance depends on students being of similar race or ethnicity to their instructors. To address the concern of endogenous sorting, we use both student and classroom fixed effects and focus on those with limited course enrolment options. We also compare sensitivity in the results from using within versus across section instructor type variation… 
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