Ever wonder why most teachers are so young? Well in Texas, it’s because they don’t last very long.
Apparently, half of all new teachers in the Lone Star state will abandon their teaching careers within five years.
And it’s especially bad at the Dallas Independent School District, where and HR exec told the Dallas Observer that even after 2,000 openings were filled last month, there would likely be another round of hirings as even more teachers leave their jobs.
The Texas State of Representatives is desperately trying to fix the growing teacher shortage. Right now, they’re throwing around ideas; the Texas Commissioner of Higher Education, Raymund Paredes, thinks high salaries and stronger mentoring programs might be the answer.
Hurry up, guys. Talking won’t fix Texas schools. Action might. Hmm… can anyone spell education reform?