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A Job Anyone Can Do Isn’t Worth Very Much

Arizona is facing a teacher shortage and low pay is at least partly to blame. According to a recent report: Arizona’s elementary school teacher salaries rank “dead last” in the nation, when adjusted for cost of living, says (Dan) Hunting. High school teacher salaries come in at 48 out of 50 states, he says. Elementary school […]

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Low Pay, Unpleasant Working Conditions Create AZ Teacher Shortage

Arizona is struggling to find qualified teachers to fill a record number of vacancies. That’s the story today from the Arizona Republic. The paper reports that a number of districts have unfilled vacancies and are finding it challenging to hire qualified candidates for open teaching positions. The article points to a relatively low average starting […]

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