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Male Teachers Get More Donations Than Female Teachers. Why?

Guest blogger: Greg Laughlin, CEO of Statwing, an easy-to-use data analysis tool.
Male teachers fundraise on DonorsChoose.org more successfully than female teachers. The effect isn’t huge, but it’s there.
Take a look at the differences:
We wanted to figure out why.
After taking a look at variables like school type, school location by county, grade of teacher, and income level of school we solved the mystery:
All else being equal, teacher gender doesn’t impact number of donations, male teachers just happen to teach in places that tend to have more successful projects. Phew!
Check out our data blog for a deeper look into our analysis.

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