Arizona teachers speak at State Capitol about education retention crisis

Dozens of Arizona educators with the Arizona Education Association met at the state Capitol Wednesday to speak out about their experiences with what they describe as the educator retention crisis. They said that every year, thousands of experienced educators leave Arizona or the profession because of what they feel are low wages, underfunded schools, and a lack of respect. They believe the result is the shortage of teachers and education support professionals, which in turn causes the teachers left to have to take on more students in a classroom.