It’s easy to spot a teacher who’s in a class with a teacher of the past.
And it’s even easier to spot one who’s a teacher.
Northwest Public Schools’ superintendent, Scott Smith, has a history of pointing out teachers who have been in high-performing schools for years and making the case that the teachers have been there for a long time and that the quality of instruction has been high.
“It’s pretty easy to tell who’s been in a teacher-run school,” Smith said.
“The teachers are in the classroom, they’re the leaders, they know how to lead, and they’re making it work.
And then when you see a teacher coming in who’s coming from a school that is not a teacher run, that’s not going to be the teacher that you’re going to want to have on your team.”
But a new report from the American Association of University Professors has found that while teachers who leave for good may have more than a passing grade in their classroom performance, they also have a far greater impact on the students who go to them.
“Teachers who leave schools with low student achievement are also likely to be more likely to have low or high levels of teacher tenure in the school,” said David Wintemute, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Michigan and lead author of the report.
The study looked at teacher-teacher relationships in public and private elementary schools in North Carolina and Ohio, and it found that teachers who left their schools were more likely than those who stayed were to be fired, leaving their schools with less teacher retention.
“What we’re seeing here is that teachers that leave for a lower level of teacher retention have much higher teacher turnover rates than teachers who stay,” said Dr. Wintimute.
“The higher turnover rate, the higher the teacher turnover rate,” he added.
“If you don’t keep a good teacher, the teacher will be gone in a year.
You have to keep a lot of people around them to be able to keep up.”
The report found that when a teacher leaves a school, they leave with an overall turnover rate of 4.5 percent, which is similar to the rate for teachers who retire.
“This suggests that a lot more people are leaving schools for lower levels of tenure than leaving for higher levels of retention,” said Wintimmute.
In fact, teachers who quit in Ohio have a turnover rate higher than the turnover rate for the entire public school system, and that’s even before they take the salary of the new teacher into account.
Teachers also have much lower job satisfaction rates, which the study found is also higher for teachers with tenure.
“One of the reasons why people leave a school is because they don’t like the teachers,” said Daniel A. Kuziecki, a teacher at Northwest Public Schools and a co-author of the study.
“There’s not a lot that teachers can do to change the teachers.
They can’t get fired.
They have no incentive to change.
They’re the lowest paid people in the country.”
Teachers’ evaluations are also highly variable, meaning a teacher with a high-quality teacher rating may have less trouble getting hired for another job.
“In some ways, a higher-quality rating makes you more likely or more likely not to be terminated, which will increase your turnover rate in the system,” said Kuziemcki.
Teaching tenure is particularly hard to change, and teachers who get fired for poor teaching performance can be fired for anything from poor academic performance to failure to follow up on issues of student safety.