Backtalk: The silent strike: Teacher attrition as aresistance

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The recent wave of teacher strikes and walkouts across the United States is focusing much-needed attention on the concerns of public school educators. But Jeremy Glazer argues that we have been ignoring a huge silent protest right in front of us: the increasing number of teachers leaving the profession. Through conversations with what he calls invested leavers (i.e., teachers who had invested years in their career, sometimes gaining additional degrees and certifications), Glazer learned that some are leaving teaching not because of a lack of experience or competence, but because they lacked job security or were no longer allowed to teach in the way they thought best.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72
Number of pages1
JournalPhi Delta Kappan
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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