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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:25 AM

Missouri Teachers Say Pay Is Biggest Reason They Quit


Low pay is the top reason teachers leave the classroom, a new survey of Missouri public school educators found.

The state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education asked 6,000 teachers, principals and administrators what makes them keep teaching and what makes them quit. The results were shared at Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting.

Salary was top of mind when it came to recruitment and retention of teachers.

“This is pretty powerful data,” said state school board president Charlie Shields. “This cuts across every single group that you surveyed, who said this is the number one issue.”

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-teachers-say-pay-biggest-reason-they-quit

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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:57 AM

1. You can't afford to support a family on a teacher's salary anywhere in America.

Forget about owning a decent home, going on vacation, or buying birthday or Christmas presents. Good luck with just paying utility, phone, and car payments each month.

Just say no to teaching! Walk away. Change your major if you’re in college.

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