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27 April, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Teachers in Arizona and Colorado Plan to Walk Out for Funding and Pay Raises

As the teachers have gained momentum, and public sympathy, in the run-up to the walkout, the inevitable backlash has begun.

Now, the question is whether the walkout can succeed in the face of tax-averse lawmakers. Momplex will charge $15 a day per child, and is prepared to take kids for quite a while, owner Bethany Cole said.

Jeisenia Estrada, 21, is a contracted student-teacher at Sahuaro Elementary in the Washington School District. But the walkout still has her anxious.

"We have about 30 bags right now and I anticipate being able to make 30 to 40", she said.

"We're supposed to be here for the kids, inside the classrooms, " he continued.

The proposal called for a "student-centered" distribution model to replace the state's school finance formula created in 1994. A long line of cars moved slowly across the Spanish Colonial-style campus as parents dropped off their kids at the private high school. If they have to make up enough time because of this, she will have to drop her classes. But Segura acknowledged that the situation at Xavier was unusual - thousands of students at districts across the state are not in class this morning.

The tax increase represents a worthy investment in a lot of good teachers and schools.

The city of Phoenix opened two dozen recreation centers for extended hours during the strike.

Most officials in local school districts said graduation ceremonies will continue as planned, even if students have to come back and complete days of instruction to officially graduate.

"No one wants to see teachers strike", Ducey said. And they're right. Educators are taking a risk by walking out. "No educator planning to come down here wants to be here rather than in the classroom".

Statewide, 57,000 votes were counted from public school teachers and staff, and 78 percent voted to walk out, according to Arizona Educators United and Arizona Education Association.

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He and other educators emphasized that students and community members will understand why educators have chosen to take the drastic step of a walkout.

"We will provide them lunch, games and things to do during the day", Gadow said. "We can't continue to let our schools be underfunded".

The #RedForEd walkouts will leave some 840,000 Arizona students out of school on Thursday, according to The Associated Press.

Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican up for re-election, claims that the teachers are rejecting a "20 percent raise" he's promised in response to rising protests over the past few weeks.

Ducey told the TV station in a separate interview that he's "not ignoring anyone" but is focused on meeting with lawmakers to push his plan, which has raised concerns about how it would be funded. And Democrats, who are more sympathetic to education, have a state surplus to spend, and they control the governor's chair and one house of the legislature. Recently, Karvelis has been the target of conservative ire for his past political work with a Bernie Sanders-affiliated organizing group and his role as the campaign manager for a Democratic candidate for Arizona school superintendent.

Maria Syms of Paradise Valley also bars non-disclosure agreements for public officials who use state cash to settle sexual misconduct complaints. "To be sure we can attract and retain high quality educators to Colorado, we must prioritize education funding so educators can support their families and contribute to our communities and our children can reach their full potential", the union said in announcing the mass rallies at the end of April.

"It's classic", Karvelis said.

The teacher walkout will cause some of these taxpayers to stay home and lose a day of work. "It's exactly what happened in Oklahoma". If we want the best teachers, we have to pay for the privilege. It also gives 5 percent increases in both 2020 and 2021.

"I know there are thousands of mothers and fathers today who are anxious about what they're going to do tomorrow", Garcia said.

"We will lift our voices in a way they can not ignore, " he said.


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