retirement en State Supt. Disputes Mass Exodus of Teachers <p></p><p>The Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana reported earlier this month that the number of its members retiring from jobs in K-12 education jumped by more than 25 percent last year. The spike came after the legislature passed changes to the way teachers are evaluated, compensated and awarded tenure. &nbsp;</p><p>The retirement system’s figures include people retiring from food service, and other non-classroom jobs. And State Superintendent John White says the figures are misleading.</p><p>He says the number of teachers leaving the classroom for any reason – including promotion to administrative positions – has in fact remained steady at around 12 percent over the past three years. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:49:16 +0000 Amy Jeffries 5388 at