To many teachers, career has failed
Students aren’t the only ones who hate going to school.
An increasing number of teachers don’t like their jobs and are considering a new line of work, according to a major survey by Metlife.
The study, which sampled more than 1,000 instructors in kindergarten through 12th grade, found that only 44 percent of American public school teachers are “very satisfied” with their jobs, down 15 percentage points from 2009 and the lowest figure in more than 20 years.
Nearly 30 percent of teachers — up from 17 percent in 2009 — are now “very or fairly likely” to leave the profession entirely, the report shows. Metlife officials said the poll was the first to reflect how the recent economic downturn and cutbacks in public spending have affected teachers.
Teachers’ job satisfaction is at its lowest level since 1989, and the decline has accelerated since President Obama took office in 2009. That year, 59 percent of teachers said they were happy with their jobs and 17
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