Morale and Pay Low for Teachers

By: Gretchen Fudge Email
By: Gretchen Fudge Email

A new survey from a teacher's union says that more than one in four Texas teachers moonlight at a second job to make ends meet.

The Texas State Teachers Association also says that 44 percent are seriously thinking of finding another career, and that low morale also appears to play a bigger role than small paychecks for teachers who are considering quitting.

Asked why they are considering leaving the profession, 42 percent of teachers cited poor working conditions. That's double the percentage of those who cited low salaries.

The survey conducted in February included 177 teachers who responded to 700 questionnaires mailed by researchers.

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