The federal Labor Department reported that public education employees are quitting education for different jobs. Teachers at community colleges and in K-12 public school districts are leaving education at the fastest rate on record, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The tight labor market and low unemployment have encouraged workers in a number of fields to seek a change in jobs in seeking something better.
During recessions education was always considered a safe place to be. But with a strong economy there is a shortage in many fields and more job opportunities.
Tight education budgets in many districts have compounded the problem of teachers leaving for other job opportunities. We have not heard of a major problem in this regard in this area.