In August, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) issued a new report on teacher turnover, offering an in-depth analysis of how often teachers leave their schools and why. We focused on turnover because teacher attrition from the profession comprises about 90 percent of annual teacher demand, and drives many of the shortages we see today, particularly in high-need schools across the country where turnover can reach 30 percent or more annually.
One of our goals was to point out that solving these shortages cannot rest on recruitment alone, since high rates of turnover quickly undo schools’ efforts to bring in new hires. Another goal was to analyze the conditions associated with turnover to inform policy strategies to reduce the “leaky bucket” plaguing many districts.
In this response [to recent criticisms], we address three areas of concern: 1) whether and how teacher turnover matters, 2) whether turnover varies in ways that are amenable to policies; and 3) what kinds of policy strategies may make a difference.
Read the full article about teacher turnover by Linda Darling-Hammond, Desiree Carver-Thomas and Leib Sutche at the 74.
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