Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.

Teacher job security

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.

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Teachers just don’t get turfed out. Except in Washington, D.C.

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