Together, We Can Achieve Professional Pay & Respect
Arizona is facing a historic teacher shortage now in its fifth year. While low pay is a significant factor, lack of respect for the profession is also one of the reasons for educator attrition rates.
Unfortunately, our state's leaders have passed policy and legislation that have only exacerbated the problem by "de-professionalizing" educators and lowering the bar for who qualifies to educate and care for our students. AEA advocates to elevate your voice and ensure educators are included in discussions affecting your profession and the work you do.