Sunday, February 22, 2009

Burned-Out Teachers Skipping Class In Quebec

Photo: Union officials say more teachers are taking sick leave because they can't handle the increasing workloads in their classrooms. (CBC)

From The CBC:

New stats show teachers taking more medical leave as workload grows.

Absenteeism and long-term medical leave are up among Quebec teachers, according to new statistics from the provincial Ministry of Education.

Department figures show that in the 2007-2008 school year, 8,800 teachers took long-term leave, a 10 per cent increase compared to five years earlier.

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