New Texas teachers, leaving the job most after their first year

The 2020-2021 Texas Teacher Workforce Report detailed teacher retention and salary.

HOUSTON — A recent study found new teachers in Texas are leaving the job after their first year at an alarming rate. It’s an issue education leaders say is adding to staff shortages districts are already facing from the pandemic.

“Unfortunately, we’re seeing a lot of burnout in teachers in their first year of teaching,” said Jackie Anderson, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers.

The 2020-2021 Texas Teacher Workforce Report found over a 10-year period that the biggest drop-off in retention was from the first year to the second. 

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