Which dropouts should we focus on first?

A little thought popped into my head while watching my kids swimming the other day…

Depending on which source you look at, about 10% of kids drop out of high school (that is a bit conservative, some sources peg it much higher).  Now asuuming that not a lot of kids drop out of elementary and middle school, you could probably fairly say that at least 10-20% of kids drop out before they complete 12 years of school.

More than 50% of all teachers drop out of teaching before they finish teaching for 12 years.

You can probably see where I am going with this…

I just started to wonder that if we focused decreasing the teacher drop out rate, then maybe the student rate would also decrease.

If anyone happens to know the exact stats for teachers and students please leave it in the comments.

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