For all the talk of both fluctuating education budgets and increased teacher evaluations, teaching remains a remarkably secure job. The latest figures from the School and Staffing Survey (Table 8, giving 2010-2011 data) show that, nationwide, less than two percent of teachers were dismissed or didn’t have their contracts renewed for any reason. Just over half a percent lost their job for cause.
Here’s a picture showing the country as a whole together with the top five states for nonrenewal.
Teachers just don’t get turfed out. Except in Washington, D.C.