Here to make a difference for Arizona teachers

Our goal at Tucson Values Teachers is to raise awareness of Arizona’s teacher workforce crisis while also providing programs that offer teachers professional and financial support and that give community members a way to show that they care.

Please join us and honor all of those teachers who are developing today’s students to become tomorrow’s workforce, community leaders and citizens.

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Striving for change.

We’re aiming to transform the way our region values its most important asset: the teachers who are developing the next generation of community leaders and contributors. Educational excellence is one of the keys to boldly secure and shape our region’s destiny.

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Why we do this

Teachers have a powerful and lasting influence on the students they teach – more than any other aspect of schooling. Yet today’s teachers are challenged like never before.

Fewer teachers are entering the profession and fewer are staying. Arizona is losing more teachers than it is producing from its three universities. Nearly one in four teachers leaves teaching in the first year, and more than 40 percent are gone after just three years.

Not only are teachers underpaid, they also feel they aren’t valued or respected by the community, that they’re not trusted to do their jobs without micromanagement, and that the time commitment is overwhelming. It’s time to change that!

Sources: ASU Morrison Institute 2017 study; TVT 2015 Teacher Workforce Study, MAP AZ Dashboard

 

How Teachers Spend Their Day
A Great Teacher for Every Classroom

How do teachers spend their days?

64.2 average total hours per week

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Making Action Possible

The MAP Dashboard project was created to measurably improve Southern Arizona through data driven collective civic action and education.

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High-quality teachers are the most influential factor to improve student achievement

Arizona ranks 50th for national median elementary teacher pay.

Ongoing professional support and competitive salaries impact teacher retention.

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