Report: Educators dealt with job stress, harassment over politicized issues
About 40 percent of K-12 public teachers “reported that the intrusion of political issues and opinions into their professions was a job-related stressor,” according to the recent Rand Corp. report “Walking a Fine Line — Educators’ Views on Politicized Topics in Schooling.”
Among the report’s other key findings:
• 54 percent of K-12 educators surveyed “believed that there should not be legal limits on classroom conversations about racism and other contentious topics.”
• Harassment related to their school’s COVID-19 safety policies “was more common than harassment about their school’s policies for teaching about race, racism, or bias.”
Read the report here.