Cutting Coaches In Philly

Plenty of numbers in this story (Teacher-coaching cuts), which always makes me wonder about their validity. Here are two in particular I'd like to know more about: According to a 2003 report on Philly schools by a group called The Campaign for Human Capital, 32 percent of the district's new teachers leave within three years and 40 percent leave within five years.Ok. I've heard "30 percent of new teachers leave within three years" thrown around as a stat in other cities. But is that about the number in Chicago? And who is this "Human Capital" group, where'd they get their data, and why is the reporter citing a four-year-old teacher retention study? I'm not trashing the teacher-coach model, I'm annoyed by what I see as lazy reporting. Enough said.

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