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The technology to help teachers teach

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Teachers are leaving the industry in droves as administrative pressures and adhering to current curriculums that require students to complete standardised tests make their workload unsustainable. 40% of early career teachers are now leaving the profession within the first year of their career – which is triple the number recorded in the six years prior – due to feeling overworked.

A study by the University of Melbourne in 2011 found that out of over 5,000 teachers surveyed, less than one-third believed their workload was manageable, and close to 50% of mid-to-late career teachers claimed workload was a source of considerable personal stress.

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