Outta Here

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Teachers are leaving the profession. We've heard this before. But who are they, and why are they going? Our sister publication, Education Week, recently analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Education's Baccalaureate and Beyond, the first major federal study to track college graduates entering the workplace. The feds surveyed 10,080 students who earned bachelor's degrees in 1992 and 1993 and followed up with them a year later and again in 1996 and 1997. Among Education Week's findings about those students who went on to teach: One out of five novice teachers left the profession after three years. New teachers who scored In the top quartile on the SAT or ACT were twice as likely to leave. Beginning teachers who did not participate in an Induction program were twice as likely to leave.

Vol. 11, Issue 5, Page 13

Published in Print: February 1, 2000, as Outta Here
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented

MORE EDUCATION JOBS >>