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Report: Low salaries, other issues forcing teacher shortage. See related stories here

| November 15, 2017
Report: Low salaries, other issues forcing teacher shortage. See related stories here

More than 1,300 Arizona classrooms are without a permanent teacher this school year, and a new report by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at ASU blames most of the problem on low salaries.

The national median pay of a secondary school teacher is $55,800, while Arizona’s median is $48,020. That puts Arizona worst in the nation for primary school teacher salaries and 48th for high school teacher salaries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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