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Document Number: 8697

Charter Schools and the Teacher Job Search - This research brief explores how prospective elementary school teachers decide whether to apply to a charter school when they begin looking for a job. Among the findings: (1) Few prospective teachers give equal consideration to charter schools and traditional public schools in the job search; (2) Social and institutional contexts influence teacher applicants' familiarity with and openness to working in charter schools; and (3) Teacher applicants who end up working in charter schools earn lower salaries and are less satisfied with their schools. That teachers hesitate to work in charter schools suggests these schools may face difficulties recruiting and retaining teachers beyond what might be expected given the students they serve. (Marisa Cannata, National Center on School Choice, July 2010)...

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