Economic distress that followed the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns has left several private school teachers struggling for their livelihood.
Many private school teachers are currently working as daily wage earners after schools were closed due to the pandemic. Post-graduate and double post-graduate teachers face similar problems due to the closure of schools during the lockdown as private schools were unable to pay their salaries. It was a similar situation for many private school teachers, who have been suddenly removed from their jobs and forced to sell vegetables, work as construction laborers, and daily wage workers. More than 40,000 private school teachers have lost their jobs across Karnataka. Parents are struggling to pay tuition fees to the schools, which affects the teachers to lose their jobs or suffer salary cuts or work in other employment unwillingly.
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