Sunday, February 24, 2013
Plummeting Job Satisfaction Among the Nation's Teachers
Here is a quote from a Met Life Survey of the American Teacher which speaks volumes about declining morale among education professionals during the last five years: "Principal and teacher job satisfaction is declining. Principals’ satisfaction with their jobs in the public schools has decreased nine percentage points since it was last measured in 2008. In that same period, teacher satisfaction has dropped precipitously by 23 percentage points, including a five-point decrease in the last year, to the lowest level it has been in the survey in 25 years. A majority of teachers report that they feel under great stress at least several days a week, a significant increase from 1985 when this was last measured". Of course, these dismal numbers are all the fault of the Republicans, right?