On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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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.
The Importance of Teacher Support
The Teacher Deficit -- A growing student
population but an aging teacher work-force.