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Teacher Career Paths, Teacher Quality, and Persistence in the Classroom: Are Public Schools Keeping Their Best?


  • Dan Goldhaber
  • Betheny Gross
  • Daniel Player


This paper examines the mobility of early-career teachers of varying quality—measured using value-added methods—and focuses on the variation in these effects across the effectiveness distribution. On average, more effective teachers remain in the profession and stay in their initial schools.

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  • Dan Goldhaber & Betheny Gross & Daniel Player, "undated". "Teacher Career Paths, Teacher Quality, and Persistence in the Classroom: Are Public Schools Keeping Their Best?," Mathematica Policy Research Reports bb09428c3d22459dbbbaa543a, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:bb09428c3d22459dbbbaa543ad7819fb

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