Amanda is an educator who mentors teachers in the Phoenix metro area. She tells the story of another teacher who is bringing home $600 every two weeks in pay. This teacher is working her butt off…long hours, extra time on the weekends. But she wants to leave the profession because she can’t afford to stay. Amanda warns that while signing bonuses are great, the state needs better longevity and base pay. We are losing our best teachers because the state hasn’t given them a reason to stay.