Reasons Why Teachers Consider Quitting

PTSD Factors


Challenging Work Conditions—Buildings that are falling apart, a lack of basic classroom materials, large class sizes, and overwhelming expectations.

A, B, C, E, F


Lack of a Support System—Especially in the First Few Years

Being a new teacher can be especially overwhelming. Without the proper support, it is tough to make a go of it.

E, F


Overwhelming Stress—The emotional stress teachers are dealing with seems to be at an all-time high.

A, E, F and G


Lack of Respect—Many teachers feel the negative effects of what they perceive as a lack of respect. A report from Penn State University and the non-profit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation claims among professional occupations, teachers rate lowest in feeling that their opinions count at work.

E, F


Discipline Issues—One teacher we spoke with used the word “abominable” to describe behavior in the classroom.

A, B, C, D, E, F