One thing your new kindergartener is not likely to see this first week at school. A male teacher.
Men just don't seem to be drawn to teaching the elementary grades.
Steve Correia, an associate professor of teacher education at St. Norbert College in De Pere, says men seem to gravitate toward the high school grades.
While some men do teach in elementary school and do a very good job of it, there are numerous reasons why there aren't that many. For one thing, men think they would be more likely targets of child abuse accusations.
And while it may be good to have male role models in the early years of education, Correia says there is no statistical evidence to show it's worth spending the resources to heavily recruit men for those grades.
Correia says it's also in the numbers. It's just a fact more women are applying for college and education majors than men.