Are physics teachers leaving Florida’s public high schools at a disproportionate rate?

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.”

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One Response to Are physics teachers leaving Florida’s public high schools at a disproportionate rate?

  1. Nicholas Wild says:

    I am an I.B certified New Zealand trained 38 year old International Baccalaureate Physics HL/SL, Maths HL/SL/MYP teacher who loves to incorporate technology into my classroom. I am looking for a position for the 2012 school year. I have travelled the world gaining experience and wish to settle with my family in Florida.

    If any school in Florida is interested in alleviating their apparent Physics teacher shortage then you can contact me nicholaswild@yahoo.co.uk

    Kind Regards

    Nicholas Wild

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