High teacher turnover plagues Chicago public schools

June 29, 2009
Study says typical school loses more than half its teachers within 5 years

From The Chicago Sun-Times: The typical Chicago public school loses more than half of all its teachers within five years -- and about two-thirds of its new ones, a study by the University of Chicago indicates. Teacher churning is especially severe in high-poverty, heavily African-American schools -- about a hundred total -- where half of all teachers disappear after only three years, the study found.

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