More than 40 percent of U.S. middle and high school principals plan to leave their jobs for other schools or change careers, according to a study of 424 principals from 26 states by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Learning Policy Institute. Working conditions and lack of support from district administrators were cited as the main factors. “Each year, it gets harder and harder as we get our hands tied with legislation, class size, not having the raises and not getting backed with our retirement and things,” said Eric Basilo, an administrator at Sanford Middle School and the president-elect of the Florida Association of School Administrators.

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