In December of 2021, I posted about how the how jobs changed during times of substantial societal disruptions (plauges, pandemics, wars) and related those events to changes to the teaching profession. Today I saw the headline, “Majority of workers who quit a job in 2021 cite low pay, no opportunities for advancement, feeling disrespected,” from the Pew Research Center.
Does those reasons sound like explanations for quitting teaching?
In their report of Pew data collected in February 2022 , Kim Parker and Juliana Menase Horowitz lead (lede?) with, “The COVID-19 pandemic set off nearly unprecedented churn in the U.S. labor market. Widespread job losses in the early months of the pandemic gave way to tight labor markets in 2021, driven in part by what’s come to be known as the Great Resignation. The nation’s ‘quit rate’ reached a 20-year high last November.” They examine those three reasons as well as seven others and they present differences according to respondents’ age, gender, ethnicity, education, and more.
Parker, K., & Horowitz, J. M. (2022, 9 March). Majority of workers who quit a job in 2021 cite low pay, no opportunities for advancement, feeling disrespected. Pew Research Center.