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Teacher trends

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

Response:

A projected 3.6 million elementary and secondary school full-time-equivalent (FTE) teachers were engaged in classroom instruction in the fall of 2015, which was not substantially different from the number in 2005. The number of FTE public school teachers in 2015 was 3.1 million, and the number of FTE private school teachers was 0.4 million.

Demographic Characteristics

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2016). Digest of Education Statistics, 2015 (NCES 2016-014), 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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