Churn: The High Cost of Principal Turnover
Twenty-five thousand (one quarter) of the country’s principals leave their schools each year, adversely affecting millions of children’s lives. This report challenges the myth that developing a strong principal pipeline is where America should be focused.
The multitude of significant impacts principal turnover has on schools and school systems — and especially on teachers and students — highlights the cost implications of a typical system in churn. It shows that investing in the backend of principal retention will carry front-end pipeline investments much further, proposing specific solutions to reverse the current flood of leadership out the door.