Teachers leave urban schools due to a lack of meaningful leadership opportunities.
High teacher attrition leads to lower math and ELA scores for students
$7 Billion is the annual national cost of teacher attrition
While teacher retention as a broad category is often talked about as a common problem in schools across the country, this data point paints a more nuanced picture. Yes, teachers are leaving, but a good number of these high-performing teachers are leaving because they wanted increased leadership roles and were not given these opportunities. We believe this reality is simply unacceptable.
42% of teachers leave due to lack of faculty influence
Only 20% of high-performing teachers have identified leadership roles