Teacher shortage: 24 students, 5 languages, 1 ELL teacher

Teacher shortage: 24 students, 5 languages, 1 ELL teacher

By the numbers: Arizona teacher shortage

  • 22 percent of teachers hired between 2013 and 2015 were not teaching in Arizona after one year.
  • 42 percent of Arizona teachers hired in 2013 left the profession within three years.
  • 52 percent of Arizona charter school teachers hired in 2013 left within three years.
  • More than one-third of Arizona teachers have been in the classroom for four years or less.
  • When adjusted for cost of living, Arizona elementary school teacher pay is the lowest in the nation. The pay for Arizona high school teachers ranks 49th in the U.S.

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