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Oct 6 2021
02:29 am

‘Exhausted and underpaid’: teachers across the US are leaving their jobs in record numbers
Michael Sainato in The Guardian

“I needed a change for my physical and mental health and that of my family, some of whom have conditions that make them vulnerable to Covid. There was a lack of transparency in the reported numbers and the push to do business as normal. It was all far too much,” said Tower. “I did not want to be a martyr. I loved my job. I’ll miss my kids, but I can’t pour from an empty vessel.”

At least 378 active teachers have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, along with hundreds of other school workers. Several surveys have shown teachers are more likely to leave the profession because of worsening stress and burnout during the pandemic, coupled with pre-existing issues such as a lack of resources and low pay.

bizgrrl's picture

Teachers have been getting a

Teachers have been getting a raw deal for a while. The pandemic is pushing them over the cliff.

Of course, in Tennessee losing teachers may not matter. It appears the Republican preference is to keep the populace uneducated.

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Florida is short more than 5,000 teachers, education group says

Florida's teacher shortage has worsened since the start of the school year, with vacancies for teachers surging to more than 5,000, according to updated data from the Florida Education Association.

There are also more than 4,000 openings for other school staff positions, according to FEA President Adam Spar.

Florida is short more than 5,000 teachers, education group says

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