Teachers are the most likely employees to be cut from a job in the United States, according to a report released Monday by the National Education Association.
The union says the report shows the “paucity of protections” for teachers.
The National Education Assn.
said the report was based on an analysis of the data on teachers hired by public schools and by private and charter schools.
The organization said the numbers in the report are based on the number of teachers hired from 2000 to 2010 and include both new hires and those who have been fired.
The report was released on the same day President Donald Trump signed a new rule aimed at boosting the hiring of teachers and other school employees.
It is one of several moves by the Trump administration aimed at expanding the number and quality of teachers.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also announced Tuesday that the U.S. Education Department will begin an unprecedented review of teacher evaluations.
Trump has said he is open to the idea of teacher evaluation and has said teachers should not be fired for any reason, including those for “failure to provide a good learning environment.”
The National Association for College Admission Counseling and Assessment (NACAC) said the study showed that only 25 percent of the 1,722 teachers hired since 2000 had tenure.
Of those, 59 percent had a “supervisor” position, which includes teachers who supervise students and manage classrooms, according the report.
The association noted that tenure could have been more protective for teachers with fewer years of experience and lower levels of professional accountability.
The union said the survey also showed that teachers were not represented by the teachers union at least once in every school district in the U and that the lack of representation for teachers was a concern for schools.
In the study, NACAC also said teachers were more likely to face firings than other types of employees.
For example, just 8 percent of teachers who had been hired from 2001 to 2010 were fired.
NACACA also said the number was higher than other schools where teachers were the majority of the workforce and the vast majority of students were enrolled in charter schools and private schools.
NACACA said the findings were based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, a government-funded government research group.
While NACSA’s report does not show a direct link between teachers and the loss of jobs, it does raise questions about whether the public sector is doing enough to protect teachers.
In February, Education Secretary Mike Baca said that he was considering a policy to require teacher evaluations, which he said could reduce the number “of bad teachers” who leave the profession.
Trump has said the new rules could lead to a “greater focus on the teaching profession.”