Poll: More than half of TEACHERS want to quit because of CORONAVIRUS

2022-06-15 0 By

China News on February 3As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, schools in every state in the US are facing a shortage of staff, according to foreign media reports.There are a variety of efforts across the country to maintain teaching, and substitute teachers originally had a variety of occupations.Meanwhile, more than half of public school educators in the United States plan to leave the field early because of burnout caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a poll.Police officers, high school seniors, parents…Anyone can teach?According to The Associated Press, schools in every state are facing a shortage of staff as school teachers are infected or quarantined for being close contacts.People wait in line to be tested for the novel coronavirus at a testing site in New York, the United States, On Jan. 24, local time.To alleviate the situation, many regions have chosen to hire replacement teachers to maintain teaching.Depending on the region, substitute teachers originally held a variety of jobs: local police officers, national guardsmen, state budget analysts, parents of students, even recent high school graduates.A Texas school district is encouraging parents to do odd jobs, according to a report.In January, half of the 60 replacement teachers the district hired were parents.In Kansas, the board of education lowered the minimum age for schools to hire substitute teachers to 18 and waived the 60 college credits requirement.This means that students who have just graduated from high school can also become teachers.However, this is only a temporary policy until June 1, 2022.According to A recent poll, 55 percent of public school teachers, administrators and other workers say they plan to leave the field early because of the added stress of the pandemic, NBC reported.File photo: Students line up to enter a public school in Queens during the opening of New York City public schools.Educators generally cite growing frustration with their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of action taken by schools to combat it.Only 38 percent of respondents said their schools had improved ventilation during the pandemic.In addition, the survey showed that higher salaries had the most support among potential solutions to alleviate burnout and prevent teacher resignations.According to reports, an analysis of data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics by the National Education Association showed that as of Sunday local time, the number of educational personnel in US public schools was 567,000 fewer than before the outbreak.