Teacher turnover remains high in Texas public schools

June 4, 2019 | Houston Chronicle

Nearly 1 in 3 public school teachers in Texas call it quits before reaching their sixth school year, according to recently released state data, and education advocates are split on whether billions of state dollars recently approved for raises will persuade teachers to stay longer.

The teacher turnover rate slipped to 31.3 percent in 2018 but has remained relatively constant over the past four years as Texas lawmakers and educators have struggled to figure out how to lure people to the profession while the state’s population and demand for high-quality teachers grows.

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