Last school year, the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association (ASPAA) shared survey results confirming the severe teacher shortage in Arizona.
The purpose of sharing these results was to bring awareness to various decision makers and leaders as Arizona needed to make an immediate, collective effort to ensure that the recruitment and retention of effective teachers is an urgent priority for years to come.
Sadly, the teacher shortage in Arizona continues to worsen.
ASPAA shares this important data with you as a reminder that the severity of the teacher shortage must be urgently addressed.
Please be aware that ASPAA recently completed a survey in which 130 school districts and charter schools throughout Arizona participated.
The survey was focused on teacher vacancies and teachers who have already severed of employment on or before the week of August 28th.
Please see below for the details.
Arizona is competing with 49 other states and other nations for the pool of candidates.
Nevada, for example, made it a priority to address teacher salary. Now, Nevada is advertising in Arizona to lure our teachers as they may pay a much higher salary. This is an issue of supply and demand.
Our children deserve, not only a teacher, but the best teachers in the nation.