Washington Post: Stemming the tide of teacher turnover in Virginia
On a typical school day, Virginia educators will teach classes across multiple subjects, provide personal social and emotional support for students inside and outside the classroom, manage after-school programs, and grade assignments or prepare lesson plans. They might have a second job to make ends meet.
It is no surprise that K-12 teachers have stressful jobs. On top of the daily challenges, our children’s teachers face the most significant pay gap in the country, earning more than $35,000 less a year in comparison to college graduates in the state.