Teacher retirements increasing in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Albuquerque’s public school district is seeing a spike in teacher retirements and resignations.

School district data show a nearly 19 percent increase in retirement filings as of early May over last year and a 44 percent increase over the year before that.

Meanwhile, non-retirement departures are up by 13 percent from last year and 32 percent from the year before that.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that some teachers cite the state’s new evaluation system and state-mandated exams as contributing to their decisions to retire or resign.

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