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Teacher trends

Question:
What are the current trends in the teaching profession?

Response:

A projected 3.6 million full-time-equivalent (FTE) elementary and secondary school teachers were engaged in classroom instruction in fall 2016. This number was 1 percent lower than in fall 2006. The 2016 number of FTE teachers includes 3.2 million public school teachers and 0.4 million private school teachers.

Salary

Demographics

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2018). Digest of Education Statistics, 2016 (NCES 2017-094), Introduction and Chapter 2.

Mobility

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2014). Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2012–13 Teacher Follow-up Survey (NCES 2014-077).

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