Utah: 56% of new teachers leave the profession in the first 7 yrs; kids with trauma make it worse

Feb 22, 2018, ABC4, Salt Lake City: Lawmakers and education experts address teacher turnover in Utah Teacher turnover rate is becoming a concern for Utah. According to a new study by the Utah State Board of Education, 56 percent of new teachers will leave the profession in the first seven years of working. … "Many of our students struggle socially, behaviorally, emotionally due to past or on-going trauma in their lives," said Limb. "That leaves secondary trauma for teachers who are hearing students' stories and trying to help them get through that trauma and learning how to respond to that trauma themselves and regulate their own emotions."