Burnout, low pay and politics are driving away teachers. Turnover is soaring for educators of color
The Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Teachers are leaving jobs in growing numbers, state reports show. The turnover in some cases is highest among teachers of color.
A major culprit is stress – from pandemic-era burnout, low pay and the intrusion of politics into classrooms.
But the burdens can be heavier in schools serving high-poverty communities that also have higher numbers of teachers of color.
Nationally, about 80% of American public school teachers are white, even though white students no longer represent a majority in public schools.
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8/2/2023 10:36:08 AM (GMT -5:00)