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Teachers reveal frustration


October 16, 2020

Elizabeth Shockman

MPR News

Minnesota educators are stressed, overwhelmed, and worried — and 29 percent of them are considering quitting their jobs. That’s according to a survey recently published by Education Minnesota, the state’s largest teacher union.

Denise Specht, the president of Education Minnesota, said low educator morale is the result of a pandemic that has forced the majority of the state’s students out of full-time in-person learning and virtually all educators to change the way they teach.

“They’re especially worried about their mental health and the mental health...

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