As classrooms opening up across the country, they notice a shortage. Not in schools supplies, but teachers.
After years of school, student teaching and prepping for the Praxis exam, many teachers across the country still come to the same conclusion: teaching is not for them.
Research shows on average teachers have been leaving the field after five years. The Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty (WILL) says this is a side effect of the job and teachers are tired of all the red tape surrounding the job.
“Teachers often don’t feel supported in terms of discipline and things like that but often there is this continual process of licensure that teachers have to go through as well,” said Will Flanders, a researcher at WILL.