Many schools doing away with substitute teachers

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PHOENIX -- Substitute teachers may soon become a rare sight at schools in Arizona.

Thanks to the economy, many districts can no longer afford to use them, according to the Arizona Education Association.

When a teacher is sick, students are split up and join other classes.

One Mesa teacher said this is a loss for students.

Not only does this system double class sizes, but students from different classes may not be at the same learning stage.