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 turnover factoids

I offer two factoids from theĀ Digest of Education Statistics (Table 210.30, for those interested).

  1. Among teachers with a year’s experience or less, one quarter will be gone from the school where they were hired the following year. (That’s for teachers in public schools; in private schools a third are gone.)
  2. Just under a third of newbie public school teachers will have left teaching entirely by the end of three years. (Among private school teachers, two-thirds leave.)

Somehow we ought to be doing a better job of getting new teachers into jobs where they’ll stick around for a while.

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