Survey: Teachers in North Dakota not confident in their profession

Image by: Facebook/ND United
Image by: Facebook/ND United

(Bismarck, ND) -- Teachers in North Dakota are leaving the profession at an alarming rate, according to a recent survey.  

North Dakota United, a state association of public educators, conducted a survey that shows an overwhelming 74-percent of those polled believe teacher retention for the upcoming 2022-23 school year is a major issue. Per the results of the survey, 90-percent, when hired, saw themselves retiring as an educator while now that number has dropped to just over 40-percent.  

The pandemic has a lot to do with the lack of confidence in the profession, but also the relentless attacks on teachers by politicians and pundits.    

Original Air Date: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022