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Old 08-01-2022, 09:05 PM
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Another 100 retired early, thats -600 teachers. Any word why so many called it quits?
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Old 08-02-2022, 06:29 AM
 
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Class sizes too large, unruly students, low pay, horrible leadership. Says Google.
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Old 08-02-2022, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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Covid made things a lot more difficult--parents mad about masks being required or not being required. Political nonsense with parents up in arms about the possibility of CRT being taught.

The last few years have been stressful for most of us. If you weren't loving a tough job that doesn't pay much, maybe you would quit?
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Old 08-02-2022, 11:45 AM
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Class sizes too large, unruly students, low pay, horrible leadership. Says Google.
Sounds mostly reasonable.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Boston
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All public service jobs are experiencing personnel shortages. Low pay, no support from administration, unruly parents, who wants to get involved with all that? Just not worth it. Police are in the same shape. Just look at Minneapolis.
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:59 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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This is by no means exclusive to Omaha. Here in our local district there were many retirements this year (including my wife) some still very young. There was one case in Ohio where a teacher quit to make more money working at Walmart. Teachers are underpaid already, and with the huge increase in behavioral issues now since the Covid lockdown, the additional procedures for Covid safety, objection to much of the curriculum, and now the recent school shootings, it's become too much.


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Old 08-03-2022, 07:39 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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This is by no means exclusive to Omaha. ... the additional procedures for Covid safety, objection to much of the curriculum, and now the recent school shootings, it's become too much.
Yeah, Taco Bell is advertising for $19/hr for evening shift.
The sales person at a farm store today was making $24. / hr

Many teachers are hanging on just long enough to collect retirement (a worthy reason)

I can't imagine the thoughts everyday of being the next Uvalde. (I go there often from my TX hill country home).

(3) Texas teachers I knew pulled the plug this yr, They had enough yrs to qualify for the piddly retirement W/O SS eligibilty !

What a crime for the schools to have set their underpaid and faithful teachers up for a retirement of poverty.
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Old 08-04-2022, 04:48 AM
 
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...(3) Texas teachers I knew pulled the plug this yr, They had enough yrs to qualify for the piddly retirement W/O SS eligibilty !

What a crime for the schools to have set their underpaid and faithful teachers up for a retirement of poverty.
No one forced anyone to be a teacher in Texas or anywhere else.

I agree that teachers as a whole are underpaid, but choices are made. Of all the jobs in America, I'm not sure I can think of a group with more folks unhappy with their path than school teachers.
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Old 08-04-2022, 10:33 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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No one forced anyone to be a teacher in Texas or anywhere else.

I agree that teachers as a whole are underpaid, but choices are made. Of all the jobs in America, I'm not sure I can think of a group with more folks unhappy with their path than school teachers.
The saddest part is that no one becomes a teacher in order to get rich. They are aware of the pay and benefits, but for the most part, they are truly dedicated to helping educate our kids. That idealism eventually starts to wear out, and when there is a big interruption such as Covid, it's the straw that broke the camel's back.
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Old 08-04-2022, 05:57 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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No one forced anyone to be a teacher in Texas or anywhere else.

I agree that teachers as a whole are underpaid, but choices are made. Of all the jobs in America, I'm not sure I can think of a group with more folks unhappy with their path than school teachers.
actually, of the many teachers I know (3 in the house at the moment), most are very pleased with their career path, and intellectual and emotional contribution to others.

It's just another of the USA thankless jobs.

LEO are high on the list of dissatisfied at the moment, with defunding, mandates, and changes within their availability of keeping the peace. (Trying to please the people, including their bosses... while the saying goes... "You can't please everyone".)

Good thing many of us are not LEO or Teachers. Someone might get hurt.

SIL just went through annual teacher training. "How to take down a misbehaving near adult sized special needs student without causing any bruising". She claims the LEO staff should be getting that training (after watching the struggle of officers last weekend with a 21 YO that resulted in another shooting death).

Several EMS staff were shot this last weekend in USA, just trying to respond and do their job. (Help others)
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