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Collected Item: “Arizona teacher shortage getting worse with COVID-19”

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Arizona teacher shortage getting worse with COVID-19

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News article

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Arizona teachers have struggled with obtaining higher pay and better funding for years. Add to that a legislative body that doesn’t prioritize educational funding, improving teaching conditions or student learning. When Covid-19 reared its ugly head, the pressure public school teachers normally deal with in overcrowded, undersupplied classrooms intensified and – for many overworked teachers – this was the last straw. Teachers who were in a position to took early retirement. Others simply left the profession for the private sector. Still, some remained and adapted to whatever model of learning their school district employed – sometimes on a week-to-week basis. Now that most schools have returned to an in-person modality, teachers are still leaving the classroom. This article sheds lights on the teacher shortage and how, even still, Arizona educators are contending with Covid-19 in their classrooms and families, leading them to reconsider their decision to stay in education.

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#HST580, #ASU, #ArizonaTeachers, #TeacherShortage, #CovidTeachers

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https://www.12news.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/arizona-teacher-shortage-getting-worse-with-covid-19/75-b49e2da7-526e-44e2-87d1-5e2d2aed2ef0

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12 News/William Pittman

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2022-01-11
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