Low Funding Contributes to Teacher Turnover, Educators Say

| February 25, 2015

February 23, 2015 • By Zac Baker • Arizona Public Media

Insufficient state funding of public education is worsening teacher shortages and pushing educators out of Arizona’s public schools, educational experts say.

One recent survey showed that one-fourth of teachers in the state plan to leave the profession in the next five years, said Marian Salzman, executive chair at Tucson Values Teachers. Salzman also said there are several hundred open teaching positions in Arizona schools.

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