The Cost of Teacher Turnover in Math and Science

Long, Steven
March 2007
Science Teacher;Mar2007, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses the problems with math and science teachers changing careers. Turnover in these 2 subject areas are especially high. Teachers leave for a variety of reasons, but the overall result is instability within the entire educational system. The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) symposium has researched the issue. Science and math teacher turnover will never be zero, however reform is necessary to maintain strong schools in the U.S.


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