Poll Finds Half of Teachers Have Considered Quitting


Frustration over pay and work conditions have led teacher to consider quitting

A new poll of the nation’s teachers finds that half have considered quitting the profession due to low pay, stress, and lack of respect for the profession. This poll also found that more than half of those surveyed would strike for additional funding for school programs, higher pay and more say in school standards, testing and curriculum. Parents who were surveyed said they would support teachers going on strike for those reasons as as well. You can read the full results of the Phi Delta Kappan poll here.