Why Great Teachers Quit

And How We Might Stop the Exodus

by Katherine Farber

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ISBNs
  • 9781412972451
  • 9781452210681
  • 9781452271637

Learn why today’s best teachers are leaving—from the teachers themselves

More talented teachers are leaving the profession than ever before. Drawing on in-depth interviews, Farber presents an in-the-trenches view of the classroom exodus and how schools can turn the tide, focusing on:

  • Challenges to teacher endurance, including tight budgets, difficult parents, unsafe schools, inadequate pay, and lack of respect
  • Strategies veteran teachers use to make sure the joys of teaching outweigh the frustrations
  • Success stories from individual schools and districts that have found solutions to these challenges 
  • Recommendations for creating a school environment that fosters teacher retention

  • SAGE Publications; July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781452210681
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Why Great Teachers Quit
  • Author: Katherine Farber (ed.)
  • Imprint: Corwin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781412972451
  • 9781452210681
  • 9781452271637

In The Press

"Finally, a book written by a practicing teacher who really understands what it is like to teach in today's schools: the demands, challenges, and rewards. Joining her are the voices of teachers from all over the country who have come together to share their stories and wisdom. Written with passion and insight, this is an excellent resource for anyone vested in improving education and keeping quality teachers in the classroom. This book should be required reading for every administrator and school board member."