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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by stayer/mover/leaver status, race/ethnicity, and reason for moving or leaving: 2012–13

Reason for moving   White, non-Hispanic   All others1  
Total number of teachers   2,769,700   608,100  
Total number of Stayers   2,353,400   493,200  
Total number of Movers   207,300   64,600  
Movers' reasons for changing schools          
Changed schools involuntarily   28.3   36.6  
Voluntary reasons for moving          
Personal life factors   24.7   16.6 !
Assignment and classroom factors   4.6    
Salary and other job benefits   2.9    
School factors   22.0   24.3 !
Student performance factors   0.5 !  
Other factors   17.0   11.8 !
Total number of Leavers   209,000   50,400  
Leavers' reasons for leaving teaching          
Left teaching involuntarily   9.7    
Voluntary reasons for leaving          
Personal life factors   39.3   34.8 !
Assignment and classroom factors   2.6    
Salary and other job benefits   5.3 !  
Career factors   13.5   10.9 !
School factors   7.5    
Student performance factors   3.4 !  
Other factors   18.7   27.6 !
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Includes: Hispanic, regardles of race; Black, non-Hispanic; Asian, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic; and two or more races, non-Hispanic.
NOTE: "Stayers" are teachers who were teaching in the same school in the current school year as in the base year. "Movers" are teachers who were still teaching in the current school year, but had moved to a different school after the base year. "Leavers" are teachers who left the teaching profession after the base year. Total numbers are rounded to the nearest 10. 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, Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), "Current Teacher and Former Teacher Data Files," 2012–13.