Hoosiers know we need the best educators to ensure a vibrant economic climate for our state and to ensure our kids have a secure financial future. If we’re serious about every kid’s future, let’s get serious about doing what works.
Zero tolerance is necessary for violent and dangerous behavior, but sometimes suspensions are used for minor issues like breaking dress-code rules, marking on a desk, or running in the halls—all common problems teachers encounter each day.
Retaining veteran teachers maintains stability in the classroom, which leads to the creation of stable learning environments. By contrast, a University of Pennsylvania study found that Indiana spent $20 million to $40 million in 2008-2009 on teacher attrition and turnover costs.