Part 1: Evidence suggests teachers in Nevada’s traditional public schools may be the most-unhappy teachers in America.


Part 2: Heavy teacher absenteeism directly reduces student learning, while signaling lower teacher morale and dysfunctional school culture.


Part 3: Generally, private-school teachers have higher morale and receive more respect as professionals from principals, plus support.


Part 4: For fundamental, institutional reasons, public-school teachers face systemic obstacles and burdens that their private-school colleagues do not.