Oakland Unified looks to higher teacher pay to improve student learning as teachers threaten to strike

Over the same period, the average teacher retention rate in districts statewide dropped from 90 to 88 percent, according to a recent report on teacher shortages produced by the Learning Policy Institute as part of the Getting Down to Facts II research project, which examined numerous challenges facing California education. Like the Oakland data, those rates include teachers who moved to another district, retired or switched professions.