McKinsey: Here’s why K–12 teachers are quitting!

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School’s out for summer, but will educators return to the classroom in the fall? Nearly a third of US K–12 educators (or roughly 900,000 teachers) said in a recent McKinsey survey they are thinking of leaving their jobs before the next school year.

“The longer [talent shortages] go unaddressed, the more potential damage they could cause to students and the future of the nation,” write partner Jake Bryant and coauthors. “By tailoring solutions that address the root causes of attrition, leaders could potentially build more fulfilling and equitable environments that better serve not only educators but also students and society at large.”

Check out these McKinsey insights for more on the factors that motivate educators to stay or leave, and dive into other vital issues impacting American public education here.