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Number and percentage of 2007–08 base year teachers moving across schools, school districts, and sectors, by sector and years of experience: 2008–09
 
Sector and years of experience in the base year1 Total number of teachers   Moved from one public school to another public school in the same school district   Moved from one public school district to another public school district   Moved from a private school to a public school   Moved from one private school to another private school   Moved from a public school to a private school
All teachers  3,867,600   3.4   3.0   0.3   0.4   0.2  
                         
Teachers with less than 5 years experience2  879,300   4.8   6.0   0.5   0.5   0.4 !
Teachers with 5 or more years experience  2,988,300   3.0   2.1   0.2   0.3   0.1 !
                         
Public school teachers  3,380,300   3.9   3.4       0.2  
Teachers with less than 5 years experience 747,800   5.7   7.0       0.4 !
Teachers with 5 or more years experience 2,632,500   3.4   2.4       0.1 !
                         
Private school teachers 487,300       2.0   2.9    
Teachers with less than 5 years experience 131,500       3.4 ! 3.1    
Teachers with 5 or more years experience 355,800       1.5   2.9    
                         
Movers 279,600   47.4   41.6   3.5   5.1   2.4  
Movers with less than 5 years experience 106,800   39.9   49.1   4.2 ! 3.9   2.9 !
Movers with 5 or more years experience 172,800   52.0   37.0   3.0   5.9   2.1 !
                         
Public school movers  255,700   51.8   45.5       2.6  
Movers with less than 5 years experience 98,200   43.4   53.4       3.1 !
Movers with 5 or more years experience 157,500   57.1   40.6       2.3 !
                         
Private school movers 24,000       40.4   59.6    
Movers with less than 5 years experience 8,600       52.4   47.6    
Movers with 5 or more years experience 15,300       33.7   66.3    
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Base year refers to 2007–08.
2 Teaching experience includes total years of full-time and part-time teaching experience.
NOTE: "Movers" are teachers who were still teaching in the current school year, but had moved to a different school after the base year (2007–08). "Public" and "Private" in the stubs refer to the base year (2007–08). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), "Current Teacher Data File," 2008–09.

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