Survey: Stress higher among K-12 teachers than other workers

A much higher proportion of K-12 teachers reported frequent job-related stress and symptoms of depression than the general adult population, according to a RAND American Teacher Panel survey that was co-funded by the AFT and conducted in January and February.

In other key findings, nearly one in four teachers said that they were likely to leave their jobs by the conclusion of the 2020–21 school year, and mode of instruction and health were the highest-ranked stressors for teachers.

Chalkbeat’s Matt Barnum takes a closer look at the survey.