image compliments of http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...5b913ebe4b0074ba5a729d5?kvcommref=mostpopularIn this July 8, 2015 photo, a billboard on Interstate 70 near Lawrence, Kan. advertises for teaching jobs in the Independence, Mo. school district. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
It was Aug 10, and school was about to start with a statewide shortage of 1,000 teachers. The excerpt below was in the local paper that morning.
"About two-thirds of Arizona students failed to meet performance standards in math and English language arts on the new AzMERIT test, unofficial results show."