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More teachers forced to moonlight

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Forty-four percent of Texas teachers moonlight during the school year, and 61 percent take extra jobs during the summer to make ends meet, according to a survey by Sam Houston State University commissioned by the Texas State Teachers Association.

Some 60 percent of respondents said they were seriously considering leaving the teaching profession, a marked increase over the 46.7 percent who were considering a career change when a similar survey was conducted in 2010.

The moonlighters work, on average, almost 14 hours a week at their extra school-year jobs.

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