Teachers Being Hurt By COVID Impact

(Sprinfield) Researchers at Missouri State University’s College of Education say their survey shows the coronavirus pandemic has taken even more of a toll than we might realize.

One in 10 Missouri school teachers are thinking about quitting after the challenges faced in 2020.

Eight-thousand teachers responded to the survey they received in the mail.

Of those planning to resign or retire, 62-percent blamed the pandemic.

Assistant Commissioner of Education Paul Katnik says a lot of data at his disposal shows him teachers are exhausted and thinking about quitting.

That could have a major consequence for students in the classroom.