Why teachers are abandoning Australian schools as Anthony Albanese promises to fix dire shortage

Desperate and despairing teachers have spoken out about why they are quitting the profession in droves, painting a picture of struggling to meet impossible workloads and expectations while being undermined and undervalued.

A federal inquiry back in 2019 heard that more than a third of teachers had quit within the first five years.

And testimonies gathered from former teachers this week showed why.

‘Teachers do not feel valued,’ former primary school teacher Gabbie Shroud wrote in The Guardian on Tuesday.

Although teachers were devoted to the job, describing it as a ‘calling’, many said they…

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