Capital Op-Ed

George Arlotto: Workforce recruitment, retention efforts paying off, February 23, 2018.

Snider Comment

“Overall employee turnover has dropped from 10.3 percent in 2013-14 to 7 percent in 2016-17.”

Given George Arlotto’s, the BOE’s, and the Maryland General Assembly’s policies of gross and blatant discrimination against junior teachers in both pay and work conditions, this is indeed a great achievement. Teacher turnover among junior teachers is much higher than senior teachers, especially as senior teachers near their “pension cliff.” For a discussion of the politics of AACPS’s systematic discrimination against junior teachers, see my Hechinger Report article,