Revisiting That Stable Attrition Rates For Teachers Claim

Remember last month when State Supt. Catherine Truitt wrote that “attrition rates” in our teaching force have been relatively stable?

“The results: remarkable stability. Overall, North Carolina teacher attrition increased from 7.5% to 8.2%. Of the 94,328 teachers employed by the state, 624 more left the teaching profession than the year before. In fact, dissatisfaction within the teaching profession fell 35% from the prior year, with 137 teachers in the 2019-20 year versus 89 in 2020-21.”

Maybe she should look at TeachNC?

That’s just teaching vacancies.

That’s about 1700 more vacancies since Truitt’s op-ed appeared less about five weeks ago.