Journalist: Why new teachers, like me, quit

Claudia Graziano, who quit during her first semester as a tenth-grade English teacher, explores why nearly half of new teachers leave teaching within five years. While new teachers realize their pay will be meager and their class sizes large, she says they never anticipate having to face such impossibly high expectations with so little support from parents, administrators and colleagues. Edutopia (February 2005)

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