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‘I walked away from my job and my $64,000 salary.’: Teacher of 11 years explains  ‘difficult’ decision to quit amid reopening crisis

“I knew it was time for me to leave education when I no longer cared about society’s automatic response: ‘What about the children?’ And if you know me, or engaged with me for all of 5 minutes, then you’d know I cared more about my students than some of their parents. They were the only joy I found, when the politics of the education industry became burdensome.”

‘I’m an elementary school teacher. I’m a week and a half from returning to work. The reality of school opening is hitting me hard.’: Teacher and mom shares realization, ‘I don’t want my 5-year-old carrying that burden’

“My daughter is starting kindergarten. She’ll be wearing a mask, staying 6 ft apart from others, and eating in her classroom. As we drew, I explained the new way school would be operating. This was now turning into something I never could have imagined.”

‘Week two of quarantine, I was acting like my 4-year-old to my adult spouse. ‘Please don’t let this be my karma.’: Mom of three ‘wild ones’ reminds others ‘YOU ARE NOT ALONE’

“I worried about his aggressive outbursts. Earlier that day, I was talking with a friend who was working through her anxiety about leaving her family every shift to work in the NICU. Her anxiety was real. Mine was selfish and unplaced. I was disappointed in myself that I wasn’t able to handle things better for Jack that day, or with my spouse.”

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