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Up until the 1993-1994 school year, new incoming teachers outnumbered the number of teachers leaving education. At this point, the rate of teachers leaving accelerated. The most recent data for the 1999-2000 school year shows that 50,000 more teachers leave education than are replaced by new incoming teachers.

From: Richard M. Ingersoll, adapted for NCTAF from "Teacher Turnover and Teacher Shortages: An Organizational Analysis." American Educational Research Journal.38 (fall 2001): pp. 499-534. Source cited in No Dream Denied: A Pledge to America's Children.

Available here: National Commission On Teaching and America's Future

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