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North Carolina’s teacher turnover rate reaches a five year high

lw-819Numbers released this week from the state Department of Public Instruction show the state’s teacher turnover rate edged higher in 2014-15 to stand at 14.84%

That’s slightly higher than last year’s rate, and represents 14,255 teachers who opted to leave their current position.

Over 30% of those who left the classroom reported plans to stay in education, but move to a different LEA, shift to a charter or private school, or explore a non-teaching, administrative or coaching position. More than 1,000 said they left to teach in another state.

Another 1,209 said they were dissatisfied with teaching and would be changing careers.

Districts with the highest percentage of teachers leaving the classroom included: Northampton County, Washington County, Bertie County, and Warren County. In each of those four districts the teacher turnover rate exceeded 30%.

Read the full report here.

Turover rates 2010-2015

2 Comments


  1. Pertains!

    October 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    It is a good thing the “elected ones” were smart enough to set up the voucher program and push the A-F grading program through on the poor under funded public schools. The less funding they give the public schools the lower the grade so eventually the local school boards and superintendents as well as teachers will all be fired and one of those “professional” teaching teams that failed in Tenn. and several other gullible states will be hired to fix what is “broken”.

    I do respect the one representative who actually went to the school in his district that was in a church and he admitted he would did not feel taxpayer dollars in the form of “vouchers” should go to that establishment. This is what every member in the senate and in the house who voted to “illegally ” divert taxpayers money for non-public schools should have done prior to voting for this.

    The only thing broken in NC right now are the elected officials who are so afraid they are not going to be reelected they are even moving the date up so early that people who might run against them will not have time to even campaign.

    The public is upset over people like you otherwise the top 3 people running for Republican president would be politicians.

    You can change the district lines and change the voting laws and even shorten the length of time to campaign but you cannot undo laws you helped enact. That is public record.

    Once you ring the bell you cannot un-ring it so I guess you better do as much damage as you can.

  2. Gene Hoglan

    October 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Further compounding the problem is ed program enrollments have declined precipitously as well.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/03/03/389282733/where-have-all-the-teachers-gone

    Who in their right mind would spend 4 years getting a degree only to go into a job that pays less than managing a Burger King, with longer hours, less autonomy, while constantly being made the public scapegoat of the gaggle of clowns and 4th rate crooks in Raleigh?

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