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Table 4.  Percentage distribution of 2007–08 beginning public school teachers by teacher status, type of move, and occupational status: 2007–08 through 2009–10
Selected status 2007–08 2008–091 2009–10
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
Current teachers 100.0 90.1 87.5
Stayers 74.3 74.4
Movers 15.8 10.4
Moved from one public school to another public school in the same school district 6.4 5.2
Moved from one public school district to another public school district 8.7 4.5
Other move2 0.8!
Returners 2.8
Former teachers 9.9 12.5
Working in the field of education, but not as a regular K–12 classroom teacher3 2.8 5.0
Working outside the field of education, including military service 1.7 2.4
Other occupational status4 5.4 5.0
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 These estimates include those who provided 2008–09 data during the 2009–10 data collection.
2 Other move includes moving from a public school to a private school for 2008–09 and moving from a public school to a private school, moving from a private school to a public school, or moving from one private school to another private school for 2009–10.
3 Working in the field of education, but not as a regular K–12 classroom teacher includes those working for a school or school district in a position in the field of K–12 education, but not as a K–12 classroom teacher and those working in a position in the field of Pre-K or postsecondary education.
4 Other occupational status includes those who were students at college or university, those caring for family members, retired, disabled, unemployed and seeking work, and other.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS), "First Through Third Wave Preliminary Data File," 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10.


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