Skip to main content

Costly Teacher Turnover May Be Reduced Through Support

University of Pennsylvania professor Richard Ingersoll, a specialist in teacher retention and turnover, discusses the causes and costs of nearly half of all new teachers leaving their first jobs within five years.

Lead image for this article

University of Pennsylvania professor Richard Ingersoll, a specialist in teacher retention and turnover, discusses the causes and costs of nearly half of all new teachers leaving their first jobs within five years. Research shows one of the biggest causes of teacher frustration is the disappearance of classroom autonomy. Keeping these new recruits connected to supports could be the answer to keeping them in the classroom. (NPR)

The Texas Tribune Member Drive Fall 2021 banner

Support public-service journalism that’s always free to read.

Yes, I'll donate today