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Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:57 PM

In Dallas and Across Texas, Teachers Keep Leaving Jobs as Fast as They Take Them

Last month, Dallas Independent School District held its annual job fair to fill roughly 2,000 open positions for the 2014-2015 school year. The fair at Conrad High School was stuffed to the brim with eager college graduates, jaded career changers and Dallas newcomers. By mid-morning nearly half the positions had been filled.

But DISD human resources exec Carmen Darville said at the time that although the district expected to fill the 2,000 spots, there would likely be another wave of openings later in the summer as teachers continued leaving their posts.

Dallas' teacher turnover rate is high, but not unusually so -- not for Texas, anyway. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reports that Texas will likely fall short of its new teacher certification goal next year, and that as many as half of new teachers will leave the profession within five years.

Dallas' poor retention rates, of course, can be a good thing if departing teachers are underqualified and underperforming. But year after year, Dallas is faced with a teacher shortage when scores of teachers leave -- often for higher-paying jobs in less challenging environments -- and the district is forced to hire another stream of young teachers.

More at http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2014/07/dallas_isds_high_turnover_rate_could_be_addressed_in_the_upcoming_legislature.php .

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Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:19 PM

1. Hard jobs, low pay, little appreciation will lead to only

Some of the worst remaining in the field unless they are close to retirement.

Texas is the state of Stupid, thanks to dumbass Perry and Shrub.

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