Teacher turnover is undermining efforts to improve education

June 21, 2007
National commission says problem is worse for schools with low-income or minority students

Using Milwaukee as an example, a national commission says that the growing number of teachers quitting their jobs early in their careers is harming education, especially for low-income and minority students. The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future says that in Milwaukee, low-performing schools have double the teacher turnover of high-performing schools." Teacher turnover rates in the district went up as the percentage of students in poverty went up.

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