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Deeply Disillusioned: Results of the First Annual Merrimack College Teacher Survey

This event occurred on May 13, 2022 3:00 PM EDT.
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Learn about the results of the first annual Merrimack College Teacher Survey, which suggest teacher satisfaction rates have hit an all-time low. We will present the survey findings, conduct a moderated discussion of their implications, and invite our audience to participate in a live Q&A.

Survey results suggest a deep disillusionment among many teachers, who feel overworked, underpaid, and under-appreciated, with potential implications for a once-in-a-generation shift in the teaching profession. For example, the survey found that just 12 percent of teachers are very satisfied with their jobs, and more than four in ten say they are very or fairly likely to leave the profession in the next two years.

The Merrimack College Teacher Survey includes responses from 1,324 of the nation’s teachers and was conducted between January 9 and February 23, 2022, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points with a 95 percent confidence level. This yearly survey fills the gap left by MetLife’s former Survey of the American Teacher, which asked similar questions to gauge the state of the teaching profession and highlight teacher voices and perspectives.

This survey was conducted by the independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan EdWeek Research Center and commissioned by the Winston School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College. The content contained herein does not reflect endorsements of Merrimack College by Editorial Projects in Education or our publications.

Speakers
Dan Sarofian-Butin
Professor and Founding Dean, Winston School of Education & Social Policy, Merrimack College
Daniel Willingham
Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers
Moderators
Holly Kurtz
Director EdWeek Research Center
Sterling Lloyd
Assistant Director Education Week Research Center

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