Stopping the Revolving Door

Stopping the Revolving Door

IN-N-OUT: The 40-50% of teachers who leave within their first five years takes a toll on both students and schools, emotionally and financially. This week, the Atlantic digs into the reasons behind why teachers leave--or stay--and what the profession can do to slow down the revolving door. The piece cites research on new teachers that suggests they are more likely to stay when they have a mentor and regular communication with administrator. Improving upon that measly $35K starting salary may help, but not enough to put up with poor working conditions. The myriad of gripes raised in the piece can also be boiled down to one simple, yet critical, word: respect.

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