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Teachers Quit More Than Most Jobs - There's A Reason

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Published on Oct 26, 2013

"Richard Ingersoll taught high-school social studies and algebra in both public and private schools for nearly six years before leaving the profession and getting a Ph.D. in sociology. Now a professor in the University of Pennsylvania's education school, he's spent his career in higher ed searching for answers to one of teaching's most significant problems: teacher turnover.

Teaching, Ingersoll says, "was originally built as this temporary line of work for women before they got their real job—which was raising families, or temporary for men until they moved out of the classroom and became administrators. That was sort of the historical set-up."".* Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz and Michael Shure break it down on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Liz Riggs / The Atlantic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/...



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