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–- The new teacher
attrition: They are
entering the profession
and quickly leaving…
Our K-12 teachers (including
teachers and teacher assistants)
had combined employment of about
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S.
Department of Labor, 2007)
18% of the teaching
force are newly hired
(Strizek et al., 2006)
On average, a third of the newly hired
teachers leave during their first three years;
almost half leave during the first five years.
(Ingersoll & Smith, 2003; NCTAF, 2003; Moore Johnson, 2006)
Major Phases of First-Year Teaching
(Littleton & Littleton, 1995)
Reasons of why teachers leave the
profession: testing and accountability
mandates from federal legislation like “No
Child Left Behind”, too little support,
student discipline, underfunded programs, lack
of influence and respect, and insufficient pay.