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Aug 13 - 50% of teachers surveyed say they’ve considered quitting, blaming pay, stress
 

 
From West Virginia to California, teachers across the U.S. have mounted large-scale strikes in recent years, demanding higher pay, better working conditions and better learning conditions for their students.

A report released this week captures just how extreme their frustrations have become. Half of teachers surveyed say they have recently considered quitting teaching.

PDK International, a professional a*sociation for educators, polled 2,389 American adults, including 1,083 parents of school-age children and 556 public school teachers — 50% of those 556 teachers say they have considered leaving the profession.

This is the 51st year PDK has conducted the survey but this is the first year teachers have been asked about their plans to quit. Joan Richardson, who oversaw the poll, says it’s clear that the teaching profession is becoming less attractive to Americans.

“We ask parents whether they want their children to become teachers and when we started asking that question in 1969 there was good support from parents for having their children enter the teaching profession,” she tells CNBC Make It. “But when we asked the same question in 2018, for the first time, a majority of parents said they did not want their children to become teachers.”

She says the attitudes of those currently employed as teachers are similar.

“This year, when we asked teachers whether they wanted their own children to follow them into the profession, a majority of them said they did not,” says Richardson. “We do see a shift over time. As the teaching profession has become a lot more difficult, we’ve seen a lot less interest in the part of both the public and on the part of teachers in encouraging others to follow them into the profession.”

High school teachers were the most likely to say they have considered quitting, with 61% saying they have thought about leaving the profession. “I am not just considering it. I am getting out,” said one teacher quoted in the report. “There is no support. We are asked to do too much for too little money. We are treated like trash by administrators, students, parents and the district.”

Of those who said they have considered quitting, 22% said inadequate pay and benefits were to blame. About 60% of all teachers surveyed said their pay is unfair.

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“I work 55 hours a week, have 12 years’ experience, and make $43,000. I worry and stress daily about my classroom prep work and kids,” said one teacher. “I am a fool to do this job.”

“After working in my profession for five years, my annual income is $30,000 before taxes,” another teacher told PDK. “I will never be able to own my own home at this rate.”

Teacher pay across the U.S. varies significantly. The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the annual mean wage for a high school teacher ranges from $85,300 in New York to $42,540 in Oklahoma.

These regional differences in pay are reflected in the attitudes expressed to PDK — 60% of teachers in the Northeast said they are fairly paid, 47% on the West Coast said they are fairly paid and roughly 30% of teachers in the South and Midwest said they are fairly paid.

Since most teachers have at least one post-baccalaureate degree, such as a master’s or doctorate, teacher wages are often relatively low compared to other professionals with similar levels of educational experience.

“I have a master’s degree and more than 25 years’ experience and am making less than I was making 10 years ago but am putting in many more hours now,” said a fourth teacher.

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Many of the parents polled by PDK agreed that teachers are should be paid more. Nearly 75% of parents of students in kindergarten through high school said they would support a teachers strike in order to get higher pay for teachers and 84% of parents said they would support a strike in order to secure more funding for school programs.

Among teachers however, the most common justification for going on strike was to advocate for increased school funding. The second most common reason given by the 50% of teachers who are considering quitting is stress (19%) followed by lack of respect/not feeling valued (10%).

Across all teachers, 52% said they feel valued by their community.

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 1 week ago '19        #2
Gold Face 3 heat pts
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School system needs an overhaul

Teachers do deserve more

My plan would b increase pay for teachers but make the job more demanding.

This will bring in highly skilled educators and make the current roster b more productive
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 1 week ago '04        #3
Kadroan 211 heat pts211
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I don't blame them. They're underpaid and overworked.
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 1 week ago '07        #4
In Disguise 168 heat pts168
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Anytime someone wants to quit it’s because of management.
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 1 week ago '17        #5
lucifershammer 21 heat pts21
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Time to replace teachers with robots
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 1 week ago '04        #6
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 In Disguise said
Anytime someone wants to quit it’s because of management.
You Smoke Crack, Dont You?!

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 1 week ago '05        #7
pnoi89 18 heat pts18
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I never understood why they don't just get paid under the GS scale? If because they get so much more time off compared to the typical full-time GS worker, why not have a 'modified' GS scale at least?
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 1 week ago '05        #8
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 Kadroan said
I don't blame them. They're underpaid and overworked.
At one point in my life, I considered teaching because my experiences in tutoring and what not was something I enjoyed... Then I got a reminder on the abysmal pay.
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 1 week ago '07        #9
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 SubConscious said
You Smoke Crack, Dont You?!

When you’re happy you don’t care about money.
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 1 week ago '16        #10
kuul 21 heat pts21
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I taught at Virginia college for about 9 months. sh*t ain't easy if you want to do it right. They changed the curriculum twice, 3 different program directors, added classes when other teachers quit, you take the work home with you and then you have to deal with the students and different personalities and levels of intelligence in your class. I changed all of my career goals after that.
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 1 week ago '07        #11
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 Gold Face said
School system needs an overhaul

Teachers do deserve more

My plan would b increase pay for teachers but make the job more demanding.

This will bring in highly skilled educators and make the current roster b more productive
The job is demanding enough as is, you idiot.
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 1 week ago '18        #12
Sandyy 11 heat pts11
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Id never teach but i worked in a smart lab at a highschool for a year - by the end of the year it was mostly just subs and teachers that had been there forever.

Between the horrible foul mouthed kids, stupid kids who shouldnt even be in real hs, sh*tty pay and demanding workload most ppl figureout its a dead end job. The one bi*ch i was fu*king quit 2 months in and became a garbage truck driver
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 1 week ago '06        #13
mrep3 42 heat pts42
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 In Disguise said
Anytime someone wants to quit it’s because of management.
All facts
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 1 week ago '19        #14
Gold Face 3 heat pts
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 240ka said
The job is demanding enough as is, you idiot.
Being a teacher isn’t demanding

It’s so easy to be a public school teacher

Summers off teaching the same curriculum every year.

You could use the same plan every year and phone it in



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 1 week ago '07        #15
240ka 62 heat pts62
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 Gold Face said
Being a teacher isn’t demanding

It’s so easy to be a public school teacher

Summers off teaching the same curriculum every year.

You could use the same plan every year and phone it in



I'm glad you think teaching only involves the teaching aspect when it comes to this profession. Like I said, you're an idiot.
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 1 week ago '04        #16
bibbyboi 32 heat pts32
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Increase pay of teachers and loosen the National guidelines that they have to follow.

For instance, kids here in Hawaii need a totally different style of learning than kids in the Midwest. The federal gov shouldn't micromanage as much as they do.
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 1 week ago '19        #17
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 240ka said
I'm glad you think teaching only involves the teaching aspect when it comes to this profession. Like I said, you're an idiot.
If you can’t dominate a room full of kids

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 Gold Face said
If you can’t dominate a room full of kids

LOL @ you thinking that's what teaching is.

Please don't procreate.
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 1 week ago '19        #19
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 ordoabchao said
LOL @ you thinking that's what teaching is.

Please don't procreate.
My kids are great

To be a teacher right now is like the lowest bar

They need to raise the bar
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 1 week ago '18        #20
ordoabchao 31 heat pts31
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Teachers are underpaid and education is underfunded for a reason. The powerbrokers don't want people who can think: they want slaves.

So when you get a real fu*king teacher in your child's life: thank them.


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 1 week ago '18        #21
ordoabchao 31 heat pts31
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 Gold Face said
My kids are great

To be a teacher right now is like the lowest bar

They need to raise the bar
No, they're not, given the example of ignorance their parents demonstrate.
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 1 week ago '19        #22
JamesFranco 59 heat pts59
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Just show bill bye reruns on the tv

 1 week ago '19        #23
Gold Face 3 heat pts
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 ordoabchao said
No, they're not, given the example of ignorance their parents demonstrate.
Insulting my children cause I said teaching is a baby sitter job st public schools

Stay classy

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 1 week ago '07        #24
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 Gold Face said
Insulting my children cause I said teaching is a baby sitter job st public schools

Stay classy

That insult was directed at you, fool.
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 1 week ago '04        #25
dc3003 147 heat pts147
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And People like this bi*ch have the nerve to try and call people out too


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