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    Additional information on teacher attrition rates

    A friend of the John Locke Foundation asked for additional context related to declining teacher attrition rates.  Here it is!   2015-16 Attrition rate: 9.04% Teachers employed: 95,549 Salary (benefits): $47,941 ($15,647) Retirements with full benefits: 19.8% of total attrition Dismissals: 0.2% of total attrition   2016-17 Attrition rate:…
    Terry Stoops, December 4, 2020
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    NC Teacher Turnover at a 5 Year Low

    Teacher turnover is down in North Carolina, and that is a good thing. High teacher turnover can cause friction in the education system and lower educational efficiency. JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops shares the past 5 years’ attrition rates in his recent research brief: Statewide Teacher Attrition Rate, 2016–2020 School Year…
    Brenee Goforth, December 3, 2020
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    Stay classy, teachers.

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    Terry Stoops, November 10, 2020
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    PED report on teacher diversity misses the mark

    The Program Evaluation Division (PED) of the NC General Assembly just published “Lack of a Dedicated State-Level Effort Challenges North Carolina’s Capacity to Increase Teacher Diversity,” a report detailing the state’s minimal progress in increasing the diversity of the teacher workforce. Surprisingly, the report does not differentiate between charter…
    Terry Stoops, November 10, 2020
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    Teacher complains about taxes withheld from bonus

    Ok, she claims that she’s not “complaining” but “speaking on real life happenings.” It’s amusing that teachers are “speaking on real life happenings” about the taxes withheld from their bonus.  Republican lawmakers have done everything in their power to reduce educators’ tax burden, much to the dismay of Democrats, the…
    Terry Stoops, November 2, 2020
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    Clickbait website WalletHub: NC is 16th best state for teachers

    Today, WalletHub published its 2020 Best & Worst States for Teachers ranking. North Carolina ranked 16th overall and third in the Southeast behind Virginia (7th) and Maryland (8th). In 2014, North Carolina ranked dead last.  Last year, the state ranked 28th in the nation.
    Terry Stoops, September 21, 2020
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    NCAE invites members to donate to the Biden/Harris campaign

    The NC Association of Educators (NCAE) affirms its loyalty to the Democratic Party.
    Terry Stoops, August 12, 2020
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    “Dead teachers can’t teach. Dead students can’t learn”

    A group of Union County teachers is petitioning the county school board to implement a full-time remote learning plan.  Today, the group held signs in front of the district’s central office building in Monroe, NC. Union County plans to resume in-person classes using a four-day rotating schedule with…
    Terry Stoops, August 3, 2020