Recent headlines are sounding the alarm:
More Minnesota teachers leaving jobs, new state report shows
One-fourth of new teachers leave within first three years, according to a new state report.
The statewide teacher shortage described as an “epidemic” has Minnesota school districts searching for strategies that will increase teacher retention. A February, 2017, Star Tribune article
offers a startling statistic that should be stopping school boards, administrators, legislators and most importantly parents in their tracks:
The 2017 version of the Minnesota Teacher Supply and Demand report issued Wednesday found a 46 percent increase in the number of teachers leaving the profession since 2008.”… more