The COVID plague inspired a great many people to switch professions and HUNDREDS of locals decided that life was to short to endure a thankless career in public education.
To be fair . . .
This trend was already in motion before the pandemic and the low pay and hyper-regulation of teachers is INSANE when we consider how much ballers and some otherwise useless lawyers "earn" for their flashy public displays that do very little to benefit the public trust.
For now . . . Here's a glimpse at the numbers amid an ongoing decline . . .
Six of the 11 largest KC-area school districts based off of student population are losing teachers.
Among the districts with the highest rate of teacher departures, Kansas City Public Schools has seen a 12% increase from last year while Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools sits at 15-20% compared to last school year.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-area teacher advocates say a concerning number of educators are closing one book and starting a new chapter outside of the classroom. Retirements and those resigning for other reasons have been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic. And it's not just happening here or there.