Data points

By Learning Forward
June 2023
84% OF TEACHERS REPORT MENTAL OR PHYSICAL HEALTH CHALLENGES 51% of current and former teachers said a lack of respect for “professionalism, knowledge, and investment in teaching” was the main factor influencing their desire to leave the classroom. Nearly 1,000 U.S. educators responded to researcher Betina Hseih’s 75-question survey asking about their mental and physical health. She shared the survey results on Twitter, noting that 84% of respondents “reported personally experiencing mental/physical health challenges because of their work in teaching.” Hseih, a teacher education professor at California State University at Long Beach, studies how identities shape teaching and learning, what draws people to the profession, and what influences their career trajectories. In the Twitter thread, Hseih says education is experiencing a crisis of humanization and

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