From Oregon to South Carolina, teachers everywhere are overworked in overcrowded classrooms, and they’re desperate for change. Some are so desperate they’re leaving their jobs, either temporarily to demand changes or for good, because they simply can’t even.
In Oregon, a teacher walkout caused 600 schools to close. Why? Did they want a raise? No. They were protesting enormous class sizes—some classes had more than 50 students—and a lack of nurses, mental health counselors, and other support staff.
Other teachers are leaving the profession permanently. South Carolina elementary teacher Sariah McCall left her job because lack of resources made it overwhelming. “It was just everything all together. I just couldn’t take it anymore…It was, ‘do more with less time, do more with less money.’ And all the school shootings added the element of stress on a job where you never expected that to be your reality,” McCall says in this article from abcnews.com.
Teacher turnover is a real problem. According to one report, 90% of open teaching positions are open because a teacher left—and most of those teachers are not retiring. Maybe you know a teacher who is fed up. Maybe you are a teacher who is fed up. Before You Quit Teaching can help. And best of all? It’s free.
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You’ll learn to:
- Find hope when all seems hopeless
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- Deal with difficult principals, and “manage up”
- Understand and plan for classroom procedures and testing schedules
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Why should you keep teaching? Let Dr. Payne show you what’s missing. Now is the time to rediscover your passion and evolve into the teacher your students need.