A Descriptive Portrait of Teacher Attrition at Tennessee Charter Schools

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Matthew Campbell
Nicholas Gesualdi
Rachel Moquin


This study offers an analysis of teacher attrition patterns at charter schools in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. Using survey data from 121 teachers, the study reports teacher opinion regarding four common causes of teacher attrition, examines the role of demography and school organization on future attrition plans, and offers various regression models in an attempt to predict future plans for the teachers within the sample. Overall, teachers reported lukewarm feelings regarding common causes of teacher attrition, and no background characteristic or school organizational structure held significance for future plans. 


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Campbell, M., Gesualdi, N., & Moquin, R. (2019). A Descriptive Portrait of Teacher Attrition at Tennessee Charter Schools. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 7(5), 78-93. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol7.iss5.1474


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