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.

Alternative certification and bailing on teaching

One of the knocks against some alternative certification routes is that it leads to newbies who teach for a couple of years and then bail. While this may be true for some programs, overall there doesn’t seem to be much difference in retention between teachers educated in standard programs versus those who came through alternative routes. At least that’s the conclusion from the Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study” released in 2011.

Here’s a little table. No difference that I can see.

Teacher attritionI guess I’m a little surprised.

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