by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Below is another chart from the draft 2015-16 State of the Teaching Profession Report.
The chart suggests that early career teachers are much more likely to leave the profession to teach in another state or change careers. Raising the base salary for these teachers may begin to curb attrition when it is more likely to occur, that is, during the first five years.