Too many teachers leave the field early in their career.
On average, educators spend tens of thousands of dollars and years of their lives preparing for this career. Unfortunately, for many, once they start teaching, they find themselves feeling like they are not making a difference and do not feel successful. Those feelings are a huge part of why they leave.
It is reported that almost 20% of teachers leave education within the first three years and 50% are reported to leave the field within the first 5 years of teaching.
The effects of the loss of teachers are seen in poor student achievement and negative school climate.