Teachers at Risk: A Profile of the Teacher Predisposed to Quit
Attrition in the teaching profession continues to be a major problem in Florida’s schools. A random sample of 310 teachers from a metropolitan school district in Florida anonymously responded to questions about their long range teaching plans, demographic characteristics, current work conditions, professional activities, and educational views. The responses of teachers who plan to quit teaching (31%) were compared with those who plan to remain teachers. Results show that those who contemplate quitting differ in several important ways from those who plan to continue.