Dean Charles Martinez Comments on Teacher Retention in Title I Texas Schools

The teacher shortage is real and the reasons for it are many.

In an interview with CBS Austin investigative reporter Jessica Taylor, Dean Charles Martinez sheds light on the challenges and opportunities facing Title I Texas schools. 

At a recent Austin ISD school board meeting, the alarming trend in teacher retention rates at Texas Title I schools was a key topic. From fall 2021-2022, the projected number of teachers that will have left the profession is significant and follows a similar pattern throughout the county.  

Dean Martinez shared findings from the Texas Educator Preparation Pathways Study commissioned by the College of Education in partnership with Educate Texas, which highlights some of the reasons for the retention issues, as well as some of the effects this trend could have on learning outcomes for students. 

Read the full article on the CBS Austin website.