Published On: August 8, 2022
Boston Teachers Union president Jessica Tang says hundreds of thousands of teachers have left the job since the pandemic nationwide after a couple challenging years in and out of the classroom.
“I think with even the disrespect towards the profession and disregard directed towards educators and what we do certainly is demoralizing,” said Tang.
She says she’s glad Massachusetts isn’t lowering the standard just to hire more teachers like other states.
“What we need to do is actually raise the teaching and learning conditions, so that we can continue to attract highly qualified educators and retain them, which is another important piece of the shortage,” said Tang.
Read the full article at Boston 25 News.

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