It is a national issue that close to 50% of new teachers quit within their first five years. To many of the people who want to privatize education, this is positive news as they are succeeding in demonizing teachers and making it a temporary job.
To those who care about the public schools, there is a retention crisis. Teacher unions should be emphasizing this problem.
Yesterday someone sent me something from Conversation Ed about why so many new teachers leave.
The consensus: " lack of support by leadership."
Do you feel supported by administration in your school and at the district or citywide levels?
Many of us are lucky to be working with administrators who value teachers and other staff. Many are not so fortunate.