Teacher Satisfaction Up But Still Historically Low

May 18, 2023, 2:31 PM

(from EdWeek) The second annual Merrimack College Teacher Survey shows that two-thirds of teachers say they’re satisfied with their jobs, up from 56% last year. 20% percent say they’re “very satisfied,” up from 12% last year. Fewer teachers than last year say they’re planning to quit teaching in the next two years, and teachers also feel more respected as professionals than they did last year. At the same time, half would have advised their younger selves against going into teaching and overall satisfaction levels are far lower than they were a decade ago. 

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