Calling it Quits: Teachers are Leaving and They’re Not Coming Back

The Wall Street Journal reports that the current teacher shortage is occurring at the same time private sector businesses are eager to hire new employees. That is, teachers are done with teaching and there are plenty of opportunities for them to land new jobs.

The rate of people quitting jobs in educational services rose more than in any other industry in 2021, according to federal data. Many of those are teachers



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