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Document Number: 4269

No Dream Denied: A Pledge to America's Children - Almost one-third of all new teachers leave the classroom after three years and close to 50% leave after five years, according to this national commission report. It also finds that retirement isn't the main culprit; teachers who leave the classroom for reasons other than retirement outnumber those retiring by almost three to one. More than a quarter of a million teachers stop teaching every year, and the cumulative effect is that high teacher turnover and attrition are undermining teaching quality. (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, January 2003)...

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