This commentary appeared in the February 1, 2017, edition of The Marietta Daily Journal.
By Benita M. Dodd
PAGE, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, has surveyed its members and the findings, reported in its January/February 2017 newsletter (PAGE One), are depressing.
The survey found that nearly half of teachers (45 percent) say they are unlikely to remain in education for the next 10 years. Sadly, a majority – 53 percent – also said they would not recommend a career in education.
The report notes, “With the current teacher shortage and continuing teacher pipeline issues, these statistics are of great concern to PAGE.”
The survey also found that 59 percent of the respondents oppose converting the Teacher Retirement System from…