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Adopt-A-Classroom empowers teachers with additional funds to mitigate their out-of-pocket expenses and to purchase hands-on learning resources so they can transform their classrooms into vibrant centers for learning. The community support not only bolsters teacher morale but also student enthusiasm for school.
The nation will need 2.2 to 2.4 million more new teachers by 2010. Fifty percent (50%) of teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Sixty-six percent (66%) of the public say that their public school systems have a hard time keeping good teachers. Each time a teacher leaves the education system, the cost is approximately $11,500 for recruiting, hiring and providing orientation and professional development for the replacement.