Finding & Keeping Educators for Arizona's Classrooms

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Reports and Publications
May 2017
Dan Hunting, Thom Reilly, Andrea Whitsett, Samantha Briggs, Joseph Garcia, Bill Hart

Arizona teacher recruitment, retention and pay are at crisis levels with more teachers leaving the profession annually than bachelor of education degrees produced by the three universities, compounded by an exodus of instructors for reasons ranging from retirement to poor salaries. Those are just some of the data points and facts in the Morrison Institute for Public Policy report, Finding & Keeping Educators for Arizona’s Classrooms. The report includes extensive data provided by the Arizona Department of Education, as well as federal data on labor markets and educational statistics and Morrison Institute’s exclusive survey of teachers from throughout Arizona. MI Senior Policy Analyst Dan Hunting was the principal researcher.

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