Report: Teachers Happy With Reforms

An overwhelming majority of juvenile justice teachers appear to be satisfied with reforms of the system that took place five years ago. According to researchers at Georgia State University and Auburn University, 96 percent of juvenile justice teachers “reported being satisfied with the results of the system-wide reforms.”

“The greatest areas of dissatisfaction were in the areas of behavior management and increased stress,” says an abstract to their study, “System Reform and Job Satisfaction of Juvenile Justice Teachers.”

The study was based on a survey administered to teachers who had been in the system since 1998, when reforms were implemented. “A comprehensive survey was administered to teachers who had been in the juvenile justice system since 1998 when reform measures were implemented.”