50% of special education teachers leave their jobs within the first five years. Why is the burnout rated so high?
This article is on the top 10 challenges that special education teachers face, some of them I don’t think may people realize, and some I believe all teachers face. For instance, lack of parental support, variability of student’s needs, and public criticism are concerns of all teachers. Most realize the amount of paperwork for IEP’s and other documents that special education teachers have to do, but other things such as tracking student progress and data collection take up a large amount of time, as do collaborating with general education teachers, and scheduling with specialists.
However, i think this article is focusing solely on special education teachers and forgetting that many general education teachers also teach sped students, and many times they are the ones that recognize a learning disability.