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August 5, 2006

Teacher Attrition

Filed under: Education reform, Teacher issues — texased @ 10:16 am

Teacher Gap – Center for American Progress:

Between the end of the 1999-2000 and the beginning of the 2000-2001 school years, about 67,000 teachers retired, accounting for only 24 percent of the 278,000 turnover and only 12 percent of the total turnover of 546,000 during that period. Rather, the data show that the demand for new teachers, and subsequent staffing difficulties, are primarily due to pre-retirement teacher turnover.

Curiosity finally got to me and I started looking for teacher attrition information. It’s certainly there but I guess it’s easier to claim a shortfall of dedicated teachers rather than a problem with the system itself.

1 Comment »

  1. Yes, Education has been watered down to the lowest common denominator. Right now, math is the ‘latest crises.” And certain districts and people in authority abuse their power to “align” the curriculum.They will pay in the future.Do not get me wrong. They are under great pressure to “produce” . They just cannot buck the system and keep their job.
    b.I am amazed that the U.S. considers Revlon and Monster Truck Shows the best cultural events and yet they are aghast when kids cannot read and write when they are three years old. My child is only mediocre but well adjusted and calm in the public school sydtem, no thanks to
    any management decisions.I do not know how it is anywhwere else
    but com’n U.S. stop being a hypocrite!!!

    Comment by Michael Hradek — August 9, 2006 @ 11:30 pm

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