“Education by the Numbers”

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Since some people think that everything in education can be reduced to a number, let’s follow their lead.
  • 76: The percentage of teachers who report that their school’s budget decreased in the last year (after the recession officially ended).
  • 63: The percentage of teachers who say that their class sizes increased in the last year.
  • 16.4 million: The number of children in America living in poverty .
  • 64: The percentage of teachers who report that in the last year, the number of students and families needing health and social support services increased.
  • 28: The percentage of teachers who say that health or social services have been reduced or eliminated in their schools .
  • 50: The approximate percent of teachers who leave the profession within the first five years .
  • $7.3 billion: The cost to American school systems  each year as a result of teacher turnover.