40% of Hong Kong teachers likely to quit

40% of Hong Kong teachers likely to quit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some 40 percent of teachers in Hong Kong plan to leave or are considering leaving their jobs, with a majority of these citing growing political pressure and intervention that affects how they conduct their classes.

A survey carried out by Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union between April 29 and May 5 found that 40 percent of the 1,178 kindergarten, primary school, and high school educators polled will or are likely to quit or retire early, reported Sing Tao Daily.

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