A&M-Commerce Professor Offers Insight on Teacher Retention in Texas

Dr. Kathryn Dixon, professor and head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at A&M-Commerce, was recently featured in a Dallas Morning News article about teacher retention issues in the state of Texas.

The article indicates teacher burnout is at an all-time high, resulting in many teachers leaving the classroom and profession altogether. The solution, they argue, is changing the way first-year teachers enter the classroom, by providing better training and preparation for new teachers.

“Our hope is that students have more confidence, that they are better prepared to deal with some real-world challenges they will face as teacher,” Dixon stated in the article.

Read the full article on the Dallas Morning News website.