Arizona teachers to continue walk out for third day on Monday

No word yet, if teachers will come back to Denver, in the next coming days.

Ducey's pay boost for teachers includes a 9-percent raise for teachers this fall - on top of 1 percent this year - and subsequent raises of 5-percent increments in the following two school years.

Colorado teachers held a similar protest on Thursday.

Today, North Carolina ranks 40th in the country when it comes to education funding, 43rd when it comes to per-pupil funding, and 35th when it comes to teacher salaries, with average pay only recently breaking the $50,000 mark long promised by state lawmakers. "(Legislators) need to fix that, and we are here to show that today".

Presumably, those dollars will be combined with higher-than-expected state revenues to fund the pay bump for teachers. "Over 2,000 teachers' positions are vacant while 3,400 classrooms are led by people without adequate qualifications", notes a video from the Arizona Educators United, a grassroots organization. "There's five demands, there has been from the beginning. They're not making an effort". We are educators, and we are not being duped by Ducey's Band-Aid proposal. Educators in Oklahoma and Kentucky followed. And the biggest increase would be for those in the $500,000-plus income range. They dropped their support after financial analysis from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee found that his proposal will put the state in a deficit of hundreds of millions of dollars, besides cutting funds from other important programs.

Late Friday afternoon, Ducey's office announced he had reached a deal on a state budget with majority Republican leaders of the House and Senate. Experiences from the West Virginia strike and past copper mine battles clearly weighed in.

Arizona governor, Doug Ducey, proposed a 20 percent pay increase by 2020, but refused to meet with striking teachers, or address any of their additional demands, NBC News reported.

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Teachers like Grant who have organized a grassroots movement never seen before in the state are not bending.

"This isn't just a political issue, but a moral issue as well", Patience Sharp, 43, a writing teacher at a public middle school in Phoenix, said.

My ex-wife informed me the proper way to refer to what she did was not "teacher", but "educator".

The measure was filed by David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress and Mesa teacher Joshua Buckley.

A major Phoenix-area school district that had planned to reopen its schools Monday despite a statewide teacher walkout over pay and education funding has announced that its schools instead will remain closed.

John Hickenlooper said Friday that he will help push for the state to pay back about $1 billion borrowed from education during the recession.

Brandon Price, a theater teacher in the Aurora Public School district, said that at his school he had large class numbers but are losing positions because of funding. "This is undeniably and clearly a mandate for action", union President Joe Thomas said. We're debating massive changes to the state pension right now that ultimately no matter what you do about it, it's going to come out of teacher's pockets. They are also disturbed at education funding that lags behind the national average. "I can't justify to myself forcing those teachers to continue to work under those conditions while the Arizona state Legislature continues to hack away at education funding".

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