Why Are Teachers Quitting?

Where are the teachers?  In the DMV alone, school districts have seen a mass exodus during the last year.  All of this as school systems are hoping to hire more teachers to fill classrooms.  Fairfax County wants to hire 600 teachers for the coming school year.  1,070 Teachers resigned from Montgomery County over the past year.  Prince George’s County wants to hire 1,000 teachers for this year.  Between January and June 372 teachers quit in DC.  What’s going on?  What is happening to the venerable profession of school teacher?

Jacqueline Pogue-Lyons, President, The Washington Teachers’ Union