Alliance report on teacher attrition cited by WRIC News in VirginiaMore teachers are leaving the classroom and it's costing the state millions of dollars. That's according to a new report from the advocacy group Alliance for Excellent Education. The group says teachers keep leaving for other industries or other school districts, leaving school systems to spend more money on advertising positions, recruiting for those openings and training new teachers. But the Virginia Education Association says the impact is more than financial. They say when a teacher leaves it can be devastating to students.