Blog: The Educated Reporter

Thinking private.

According to a new NCES survey, private school teachers with one to three years’ experience have an attrition rate more than double their public school peers. Who knew? And why?

Gets me thinking that in all this discussion about teaching quality, nobody ever addresses private schools. How are their teachers hired, evaluated, measured? Obviously reporting on privates is hard, because they are, well, not public, but they do educate more than one in ten American children, and might hold some important lessons.