An Ed Research Primer

Green Apple Pod

Feb 14 2022 • 44 mins

We've all heard that statistic that almost half of all teachers leave the classroom within five years of starting their careers, but let's dig deeper. Which teachers are more likely to leave - teachers in wealthy schools or low-income schools? White teachers or teachers of color? Would paying them more keep them in the classroom? These are just a few of the questions we answer on the second episode of Green Apple Pod, The Teacher Attrition Vortex.

Featuring interviews with Dr. Kaitlin Anderson of Lehigh University and Dr. Rob Connor of Christina Seix Academy, the second episode of our series primes you for conversations to come about how money, stress, and "extra duties as assigned" push teachers out of our K-12 classrooms.

Sources:

Teacher Mobility, School Segregation, and Pay-Based Policies to Level the Playing Field, referenced by Dr. Kaitlin Anderson.

Examining Teacher Turnover, Past and Present, dissertation written by Dr. Rob Connor.