Why Good Teachers Quit the Classroom
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 765 , Segment 2
Episode: The Power of Black Panther, Why Good Teachers Quit the Classroom
- Mar 10, 2018
- 46:56 mins
Guests: Doris Santoro, EdD, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Education Department, Bowdoin College, Author, “Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay”; Bryan Bowles, Associate Clinical Professor of Education, Brigham Young University, former Superintendent, Davis School District The teaching profession is in trouble in the United States. There’s a nationwide shortage, for one thing. And that’s being driven, in part, by teachers choosing to leave the field. Not all of them leave because they’re “burnt out” or just a poor fit for the job. Many, many are, in fact, great teachers with years of experience in the classroom. The love their work. Why do they choose to leave? And what could be done to help them stay?