My sample is small – four high schools, eight physics teachers – but the trend is worrisome.
Of those eight physics teachers who taught in 2010-2011, four are leaving.
Three are leaving for new opportunities.
One was laid off, apparently to preserve the job of a more senior biology teacher. But don’t worry about him: He has already accepted a new physics teaching job at a private high school nearby.
You might ask: Why would physics teachers be leaving Florida’s public schools? The answer most teachers would probably give you is, “Because they can.”