by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Yes, I am surprised too.
We’ve lost ten (10) staff members mid-year; 15 are planning to leave at the end of the year, and 8 more have requested transfers that we know of, potentially bringing total turnover to over 50% in the one year since the Principal started at Lead Mine.
I started reading that sentence and expected it to end “…since the Republicans took control of the N.C. General Assembly.” But, no, it didn’t end that way. It placed the blame squarely on the appointment of April Hill, who is not a member of the legislature but an elementary school principal.
Do you want to know more about the teacher turnover issue? Read my latest commentary, “Beware the teacher resignation spin” in the May issue of Carolina Journal.