Opinion: Stopping Arizona’s teacher shortage

| October 21, 2015

By Robert Vagl • The Republic / azcentral.com

When your state’s teacher shortage makes national headlines, you know that something’s wrong.

This summer, The Washington Post published an article, “Why teachers are fleeing Arizona in droves.” In it, the author described several troubling facts about Arizona’s teacher workforce and linked them to issues such as low teacher salaries, insufficient classroom resources and rigid testing policies ….

If we are going to fix this problem, then we must take a broader view.

Specifically, we must recognize that our teacher shortage is due, in part, to the fact that the vast majority of our high-school graduates, particularly those from poor and minority communities, aren’t earning four-year college degrees.

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