Hi. I have a novice-level inquiry. I am interested to document the local (United States context) distribution of K12 teacher race and gender over the last 25 years. I am, for example, interested to compare teacher race in the city of Detroit vs. that in other cities. To the extent possible, it is very important not to conflate teacher race in urban school districts with the suburban school districts. I would very much appreciate your recommendation as to how to do this in general. My additional specific questions are:
- Can I confirm that 3-digit occupation is the most precise way to define occupation?
- What is required to properly measure only active teachers: NOT unemployed, on leave, career hiatus, or retired?
- What is the appropriate approach to unit of geography?