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Teachers Reflect on a Tough School Year: 'It's Been Very Stressful'

Teachers across the country report high levels of stress and burnout after a school year marked by protests, Covid surges and gun violence. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
Teachers across the country report high levels of stress and burnout after a school year marked by protests, Covid surges and gun violence. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

After two years of pandemic disruptions, this school year was supposed to be better. But for many teachers, it was harder than ever.

Teachers say they are stressed and burned out. Many are considering leaving their jobs sooner than planned.

We speak to three teachers about the past school year and their concerns about the future.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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