Arizona can't recruit enough qualified teachers or replace the ones that retire. Some teachers leave for salaries up to 75% higher. Can community colleges and other organizations help keep Arizona students from falling off the education cliff? This podcast series is supported by F2 Family Foundation, Rio Salado College, and Intel.
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Episode 5: The Cost Of It All
Nothing is free, but working as an educator actually costs money. Each year, teachers pay for professional development classes and classroom supplies on top of student loan payments, all while juggling the rapidly increasing cost of living in Arizona. Local community colleges and the Arizona Teachers Academy are working to help the state's educators overcome the cost of an education in education.