Endangered profession, Photo: Erik G Svensson/Pressens Bild

Teachers leaving profession

Despite a shortage of teachers in Sweden, new figures indicate that many are choosing the leave the profession. Statistics Sweden reports that 16 percent of this country’s credentialed teachers, more than 37,000, are no longer teaching. Another 80,000 say they are thinking of moving on.

The situation is worse in Stockholm, where one in five teachers have changed professions. Statistics Sweden estimates that in eight years the shortage of teachers here will be more than 46,000.

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