The crowded classrooms, the heavy workload and, yes, the Trump administration have helped to increase the stress rates for teachers and students.
About 61 percent of educators said that their work was “always” or “often” exhausting, compared to US workers in general who, according to a new survey, were exhausting 30 percent of the time by the American Federation of Teachers and the Badass Teachers Association Defense Group. The survey included responses from 5,000 educators and showed higher stress rates compared to a similar 2015 survey.
Regarding the causes of stress among American educators, the survey pointed to some key factors that most teachers are very familiar with, including the feeling that they have minimal impact on school decisions and that they spend many hours unbalanced
“My first year, I think I was under so much stress, I just floated on the water and did not know that this is not the real world,” said Melissa Gordon, a former seventh grade teacher in Arizona. Fox10Penix. “I came home from school, I fell asleep, I got up at 8:00 PM, I ate, I slept again, I got up at 5:00, I did it again.” The stress finally became too much for Gordon and she left. In the middle of his third year of apprenticeship.
A particularly worrying finding from the AFT / BAT survey was that teachers were more intimidated or threatened at work by students and other educators than other American workers. Around 27 percent of the sample respondents said they had been harassed during their work last year. Thirty-five percent of respondents identified another adult as headmaster or another teacher as a stalker, while 50% said they were harassed by a student. By now, only 7 percent of US workers are employed. UU you experience bullying.
However, according to a recent study by UCLA, teachers in the US schools are not the only stress situation, and since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fears and hostility in high schools have worsened. Survey researchers sent questionnaires to social science, English and math teachers across the United States and analyzed the 1,535 answers to see how the current political landscape has affected students’ mental health. The main findings showed that “concerns about stress and well-being have increased, especially in schools where mainly color students are enrolled” and “an increasing number of schools, especially white schools, are becoming a hostile environment for students racial and religious minorities. “Concern over immigration problems under the Trump government, in particular the possible deportation of” dreamers “.
“I have never been a bit nervous in a school year where I had so many children,” wrote a teacher from Utah who responded to the survey.