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Survey: Two-thirds of teachers report feeling more appreciated by public during pandemic

August 24, 2020


Regardless of higher levels of job satisfaction, teachers may choose to retire or change fields if schools reopen before they consider it to be safe. That could create a greater teacher shortage at a time when budget cuts are looming. The Economic Policy Institute reports K-12 job losses in April were greater than throughout the Great Recession. Those who lost their jobs included special education teachers, teaching assistants and tutors, as well as custodians, nurses, building maintenance staff and counselors.

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