222 teachers retire in June: highest number since start of year

Another 222 teachers will be retiring from June 1 this year, according to latest data from the Pensions authority Caixa Geral de Aposentações. Explain reports, it is the highest monthly number so far this year – taking the average number of retirements per month to 173. The summer months of July/ August and September are expected to see further increases, while numbers entering the profession remain comparative at rock bottom. The ‘crisis’ within the State sector teaching profession is threatening to compromise the entire system.