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The Issue Isn't Teacher Recruitment; It's Retention

The Issue Isn't Teacher Recruitment; It's Retention

Teachers are leaving the profession, and this trend is having a considerable financial impact. Nationally, attrition costs schools between $1 billion and $2.2 billion each year.

Thejournal.com reported on research from the Alliance for Excellent Education, which indicated that teachers are moving from poor to non-poor schools, from high-minority to low-minority schools and from urban to suburban schools. 

Richard Ingersoll, professor of education and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, said "The data suggest that school staffing problems are rooted in the way schools are organized and the way the teaching occupation is treated and that lasting improvements in the quality and quantity of the teaching workforce will require improvements in the quality of the teaching job."

Read the full story. And don't miss a related EducationWorld article: Why Are Teachers Leaving the Profession?

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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