/ Modified mar 29, 2012 7:31 p.m.

Teachers' Voices with Sandy Jordan and Jill Rosenzweig

A closer look at Treasures4Teachers, a local resource that provides teachers with the classroom supplies they need, but which are no longer part of most school's budgets.

teachers voices rosenzweig jordan spotlight Sandy Jordan (left), executive director for Treasures4Teachers of Tucson, and education supporter Jill Rosenzweig (right)

In cooperation with Tucson Values Teachers, Arizona Spotlight presents a special series called Teachers' Voices. These conversations between educators, administrators, and students gives them a chance to share personal stories about the struggles and triumphs of their daily school experience.

In order to balance the state budget for 2012, lawmakers demanded a cut of over $180 million dollars from the funding for Arizona's K-12 schools. The impact of that cut has been felt in innumerable ways, but one example that directly impacts teachers is the lack of office supplies and simple things needed for a healthy classroom, like tissue paper.

This has often forced teachers to pay for things out of their own pockets, but that's where the volunteer-driven Treasures4Teachers steps in. It collects donations of supplies from individuals and businesses across the state, and then makes those supplies available to classroom teachers for a nominal fee.

In this installment of Teachers' Voices, education supporter Jill Rosenzweig talks with the executive director of Treasures4Teachers in Tucson, Sandy Jordan...

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Teachers' Voices will air bi-weekly throughout 2012 on Arizona Spotlight, funded in part by The Arizona Department of Education and Cox Communications.

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