North Dakota teachers quit their jobs

“The Great Resignation” takes place across the country.

Many employees in all types of career fields across the country are quitting their jobs. Indeed, the termThe big resignationwas coined due to the fact that 33 million Americans are said to have quit their jobs since the spring of 2021. This event is happening even in North Dakota and could affect our education system.

Things like “Increasing workloads, sluggish wages, fabricated political controversies, and threats of downgraded pension and health insurance benefits have led to record levels of burnout and concerns increased for the future” are factors cited for wanting to leave.

A survey by North Dakota United determined that 62% of educators are considering leaving their profession.

North Dakota teachers may love what they do, but they are tired of their work. A press release of United North Dakota reports that educators in our state are considering leaving their profession at an alarming rate. Things like “Increasing workloads, sluggish wages, fabricated political controversies, and threats of downgraded pension and health insurance benefits have led to record levels of burnout and concerns increased for the future” are factors cited for wanting to leave.

Most teachers I’ve met or known say they teach because it’s their passion. But the passion goes no further. In general, employees need feel heard, appreciated and safe in their work. It is also important to compensate employees appropriately for the work performed for their employment. If the majority of employees feel burnt out, underpaid and undervalued, it’s only a matter of time before they look to leave. And there is already one teacher shortage in north dakotaso something has to be done to make it worth continuing to teach.

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