A survey shows teachers in Texas are thinking about quitting their jobs.
According to a study conducted by the Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA), 70 percent of the 688 teachers who participated in a survey are on the brink of quitting their jobs as instructors. These details about Texas teachers’ concerns and needs have been being tracked for more than 40 years, Fox News reports.
Some of the issues teachers noted included employee shortages, inadequate pay, the amount of work they are given, and more. Fifty-three percent of the teachers said they thought about quitting in 2018. Since the pandemic, 94 percent of the surveyed teachers said the pandemic led to an increased amount of stress in their careers, and 84 percent said they saw a boost in how much work they are responsible for.
“If situations don’t improve, if the political climate doesn’t improve and the members of the legislature don’t start spending more money on public education and teacher’s salaries, it may get worse,” said Texas State Teachers Association Clay Robison during an interview with KTBC, Fox News reports.
“The people that suffer are the school children. Their learning loss could get worse and that puts the future of Texas at risk,” Robison continued.