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For teachers, add inflation to the causes of burnout

May 20, 2022
And that’s on top of the fact that teacher pay was already relatively low.
Teachers and other education workers are up against pandemic burnout, understaffed schools and wages that aren’t keeping up with inflation.
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Inflation hits teachers hard

Apr 27, 2022
Their salaries, most negotiated for years at a time, haven't kept up with sharply rising prices.
Many educators are feeling squeezed by inflation, which is upping the cost of classroom supplies and other expenses.
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Some states are considering raising teachers' salaries. Is it enough to keep them on the job?

Feb 1, 2022
Approximately 30% of teachers leave within their first five years in the classroom.
Alabama's governor is proposing a 4% pay raise for school teachers. Other states may follow suit.
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The "organizational nightmare" of managing a classroom this year

Sep 23, 2021
According to high school art teacher Megan Anzalone, the number of students quarantining this year makes her job more challenging.
Teaching this year has been “a bit of an organizational nightmare for everybody from the administration all the way down to the kids,” said high school art teacher Megan Anzalone.
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Why one high school teacher is becoming a student again

Aug 26, 2021
"The burnout factor is real," Catherine Fink of Longmont, Colorado, says of teaching. She's starting her first year of law school.
"If it was more financially rewarding, I might stay in it," Catherine Fink says of teaching.
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Teachers are leaving the profession due to COVID-19 stresses

Aug 25, 2021
The size of the teaching workforce didn't change significantly in Arizona, but pandemic-related stress has been a big factor for those who decided to quit.
Former Phoenix English teacher Elise Villescaz says choosing to be a teacher was the best decision she ever made. She left the profession because of the stress of teaching during the pandemic was too difficult.
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Some teachers say they're too burned out to teach summer school

Jul 7, 2021
Some programs are offering bonuses to try to lure teachers back to the classroom this summer.
What might that mean for teacher retention in the fall?
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Schools gradually add back jobs, but teacher shortage may worsen

May 7, 2021
Younger teachers may also be more inclined to leave and even switch career paths entirely.
Because of remote learning and $190 billion in federal aid, there haven’t been massive teacher layoffs. But stress and burnout could push people from the field, one education researcher says.
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Reopening schools raises complicated questions about health, education and inequity

Mar 10, 2021
A poll from the Pew Research Center found more than half of Americans think schools shouldn't reopen until teachers are vaccinated.
Education workers line up to receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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For teachers, pandemic adds new stresses

Feb 25, 2021
A new Rand survey found stress was the top reason why teachers leave the profession, even before COVID-19.
A new report from the Rand Corporation shows the toll stress takes on those in the profession, and how the pandemic has made things worse.
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