Why Teacher Turnover is a Big Charter School Concern
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In Chapter 16 of 17, Gonen, a New York Post education reporter, shares why teacher turnover is a central issue in the charter school debate. He highlights how many charters rely on highly motivated, energetic young teachers coming from Teach for America. Their commitment is several years in length and charter schools, who tend to have longer work hours and school terms than public schools, tend to burnout the young teachers. Gonen highlights a New Orleans charter school experiencing burnout.