According to a new study, 45% of the teachers in Texas are "considering" leaving the profession. The top reasons are the usual ones, although sometimes they come in a different order: discipline, paperwork, salary, stress. As always when it comes to a study/survey/poll, look at who’s paying the bills. In this case it’s the Texas State Teachers Association and you can draw your own conclusions from that.

However, in the same context, also take a look at some reality. Over the past decade, between 25 and 30% of teachers nationwide have left the profession each year, most of them before finishing their first five years. As any business person will tell you, a high turnover rate for employees not only is disruptive to the operation but also costs real money. The same is true for schools.