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Fargo Teacher Speaks to Why He Left Education

We continue our look at the educator retention crisis in North Dakota by hearing from a Fargo teacher who chose to leave the profession, and a Minot teacher who remains in the classroom.
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Published: March 13, 2022

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The Fargo teacher we interviewd, who wishes to remain anonymous, spent nearly a decade teaching. He explains why he left the profession, but also offers some solutions that could help the profession. Then Kristi Reinke, the 2021 North Dakota Teacher of the Year from Jim Hill Middle School in Minot, talks about morale, the support teachers need and what needs to happen to keep teachers teaching.

In partnership with Prairie Public Radio, the Education Mindset podcast has interviewed several teachers who have left the profession, those who remain in the classroom and those who shape public policy affecting what happens in schools across North Dakota. New episodes will be released on our website and at the Main Street section of the Prairie Public website.


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