Wisconsin has one of highest rates of new teachers in the nation

Wisconsin classrooms have one of the highest rates of new teachers in the nation, according an analysis from Education Week.

According to a review¬†of¬†data from the U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights, 15 percent of Wisconsin’s public school teachers are in their first or second year, compared to 12 percent nationally.

Education Week says the data, while still under review, are consistent with other recent research pointing to a “greening” trend in teaching over the past 20 years.

“They also raise questions both about the overall stability of the teaching force and the ability of school systems to provide adequate support to so many novices,” the article states.

“It’s a really substantive and serious issue when a district or school is dealing [with an influx of new teachers],” said Susan Moore Johnson, a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Wisconsin has one of the highest rates of new teachers in the nation

“It’s a really substantive and serious issue when a district or school is dealing [with an influx of new teachers],” said Susan Moore Johnson, a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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New Teachers Make Up a Significant Segment of Profession

Everybody involved in K-12 education knows that new teachers tend to need a lot of extra support. What they may not fully grasp, however, is just how many new teachers are out there. As a segment of the total U.S. teaching force, their representation appears to be considerable.