Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers by Dave Eggers, Nineve Clements Calegari, and Maulthrop.
These authors will be at A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books tonight at 7 PM to talk and answer questions about their book. Calegari was a teacher for ten years. (Calegari's husband works with me at jeteye, an Internet search company.)
These folks did their research and found public high schools who are doing it right: there is a waiting list to teach at certain schools scattered across the midwest. The book offers both a diagnosis and a remedy. It lays out the reasons behind high teacher turnover in most of our country's public schools, as well as practical how-tos for public schools who want to recruit the best and brightest to teachers.