I may be the last education blogger to write about the 2012 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher. But perhaps you haven’t read the latest results from MetLife’s yearly survey. You may be glad you haven’t. The survey results aren’t exactly a fountain of fabulous news. Here are a few tasty tidbits:
Just 39% of teachers surveyed are very satisfied with their jobs, which is a decrease of five percentage points since last year. This is the lowest job satisfaction level in 25 years.
Not surprisingly, teachers who are less satisfied with their jobs are more likely to be in schools where education budgets have been cut in the last 12 months.
However, there is an interesting nugget in the report. Ninety percent (90%) of school principals and 93% of teachers believe that teachers in their schools possess the academic skills and abilities necessary to implement Common Core State Standards.
There is plenty worth reading in the MetLife survey. It’s a wonderful bit of insight every year and I would love to know what you think about it. Are you satisfied with your job? What do you do to keep yourself professionally satisfied every day?