Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Surprise, Surprise...

Fewer people are choosing to go into teaching as a career. Despite the arssertions of those who supported the UFT contract, it turns out more work and less pay may not be what people want after all. Perhaps that's why NYC, despite 800 numbers, ad campaigns, job fairs, and exhaustive intergalactic searches, does not consistently attract the cream of the crop.

Perhaps that's why half of all teachers leave within five years.

Nationally, one-third of teachers are estimated to be 55 or over. Replacing them may prove challenging, to say the least.

The Education Wonks have a great piece about a math teacher who felt he had no other choice but to leave.
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