ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here
Archive

Huckleberries Online

Marty: Not Leaving For Luna, But …

You can't blame Idaho school Superintendent Tom Luna's anti-teacher “reform” package for driving Lewiston High School's Agatha Trickey out of the classroom. Trickey, who is going to apply her math background toward another degree to become an actuary, is not the first teacher to suffer burnout early in her career and quit. In fact, this happens so frequently it's practically a syndrome. Anywhere from a third to half of newly minted public school teachers leave the profession after five years. Full of idealism and enthusiasm, young teachers quickly learn there is a lot of drudgery to this work. The hours are long. If you do it right, teaching can take your evenings and weekends/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do you know of a burned-out teacher who has left the profession in the last 5 years?


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here