Schoolhouse Beat

Teachers at many charter schools opt for shorter tenure

Many charter school networks are creating a job climate in which teaching for two to five years is seen as acceptable and, at times, even desirable. The New York Times reports that this is a change from what is the norm in traditional public schools, where leaders and policy makers have long made it a priority to reduce teacher turnover. A teacher in a traditional public school has an average of about 14 years of experience.

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