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Torres, A. Chris; Oluwole, Joseph – Journal of School Choice, 2015
Charter schools see as many as one in four teachers leave annually, and recent evidence attributes much of this turnover to provisions affected by collective bargaining processes and state laws such as salary, benefits, job security, and working hours. There have been many recent efforts to improve teacher voice in charter schools (Kahlenberg…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Job Satisfaction, Collective Bargaining, State Policy
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Mitani, Hajime – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was a performance-based accountability policy designed to motivate educators and administrators to change their behaviors and improve school and student outcomes. The simple logic behind this accountability policy was that they would change their behaviors to avoid sanctions. Many studies…
Descriptors: Principals, Labor Turnover, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Podgursky, Michael; Monroe, Ryan; Watson, Donald – Economics of Education Review, 2004
The authors investigate how the labor market decisions of recent college graduates, new teachers, and employers affect the academic quality of the teaching workforce in public schools. They use a rich longitudinal data set of Missouri college graduates and public school teachers to examine the behavior of college graduates concerning an initial…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Public School Teachers, College Graduates, Career Choice