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Half of New Teachers in U.S. Quit in 5 Years

Equity Campaign National Advisory Council member comments on teacher diversity and retention rates.

Half of Teachers Quit in 5 Years

Working Conditions, Low Salaries Cited

According to a new study from the National Education Association, half of all new U.S. teachers are likely to quit within their first five years because of poor working conditions and low salaries.   "We must face the fact that although our current teachers are the most educated and most experienced ever, there are still too many teachers leaving the profession too early, not enough people becoming teachers and not enough diversity in the profession," said NEA President and Campaign for Educational Equity national advisory council member Reg Weaver.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/08/AR2006050801344.html

 

Published Monday, May. 15, 2006

Half of New Teachers in U.S. Quit in 5 Years

Half of Teachers Quit in 5 Years

Working Conditions, Low Salaries Cited

According to a new study from the National Education Association, half of all new U.S. teachers are likely to quit within their first five years because of poor working conditions and low salaries.   "We must face the fact that although our current teachers are the most educated and most experienced ever, there are still too many teachers leaving the profession too early, not enough people becoming teachers and not enough diversity in the profession," said NEA President and Campaign for Educational Equity national advisory council member Reg Weaver.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/08/AR2006050801344.html

 

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