Teacher bailout?

The news of the morning is the Met Life survey of teachers. Dave Murray connects with one of the key findings.

The survey reflects that nearly a third of teachers are likely to leave for another profession, and 34 percent said they do not feel their jobs are secure.

The Blame the Teacher crowd of course, will continue to advocate churn (replacing these old complaining teachers with fresh-scrubbed ones), but that  is not likely to help, pretty much for the same reason that replacing skilled workforces of any kind fails. This “easy” answer forgets that skilled workforces often possess significant soft skills, not to mention that new hires have a learning curve — by most studies one measured in years (3 to 5 before fully effective).


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