by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
During the 2014-15 school year, 1,028 teachers said that they resigned to teach in another state. According to the draft 2015-16 State of the Teaching Profession Report, 828 teacher reported that they exited the classroom last year for that reason.
Overall, around 0.9 percent of the 95,549 teachers employed in North Carolina between March 2015 and March 2016 chose to resign to teacher elsewhere. In 2015, approximately 1.1 percent of teachers bolted for schools over yonder.