Why our teachers are leaving their profession?

I had not realized that 50 % of teachers in the USA leave their profession in their first year of teaching. Here in Australia, ‘only’ 1 : 5 teachers quit, many are worn-out, burnt-out and rightfully upset about a 73 % increase in their work-load by means of reporting, standardized testing and justifying their professionalism.

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/drum/NU1605H175S00

Seeing this program made me think of that joke when the mum talks to the son in the toilet who refuses to come out to go to school. ‘But darling, you have to go to school’, she says, ‘You are the teacher!’

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