Monday, October 21, 2013

Teacher Burnout in "No Excuses" Charter Schools - Nov 5 at 4pm

The College of Education and Human Services & the Center for College Readiness Fall 2013 Lecture Series
How School Leaders Influence Teacher Burnout in "No Excuses" Charter Schools
Tuesday, November 5 at 4 PM
Jubilee Hall, Rm 141

Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) currently run a third of all charter schools in the country. Some believe that the best of them represent a viable strategy to scale up high-performing, high poverty schools, yet reports show that CMOs face major issues with teacher burnout and turnover generally attributed to 60-80 hour work weeks.

This presentation discusses the results of logistic regression analyses with 2010-2011 teacher survey data from one large CMO operating over 25 schools to see whether teachers' perceptions of their workload are associated with their decisions to leave after accounting for teacher/school characteristics and working conditions.

Dr. Chris Torres graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from NYU in 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Montclair State University. Broadly speaking, his research aims to understand and evaluate strategies and conditions to recruit, develop, and retain high quality teachers for low-income schools. 

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