I came across a link to an article on The Epoch Times on a friends Facebook page yesterday that I found concerning. The article, titled Overwhelmed Canadian Teacher Quitting in Droves caught my eye and once I had read the article I came to realize that it addressed many relevant concerned for both practicing teachers and pre-service teachers like me!
Pressure from parents, society, increasing workloads, stress, and issues with the government's educational policies are causing many teachers to leave to profession. Increasing workloads and expectations are also a major contributor to teachers leaving the profession.
While the article doesn't offer a solution to the problem it does raise many questions and concerns relevant to what lays ahead in my own teaching career.