Last Week This Morning: From WV, KY and OK to AZ

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Tweet of the Week      Read This On Thursday, AZ teachers will walk out to demand better for their schools and students.  We need long-term education funding, and until we get it, students will continue to suffer the consequences, from school buildings infested with snakes and cockroaches to classrooms of 35 kids. Read more about what’s going on and how you … Read More

Teachers Vote to Walk Out!

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For the first time in Arizona history, teachers across the state are about to walk out to demand better for their schools and students. This was not a decision made lightly. But educators are doing what needs to be done. Our schools are missing $1.1 billion in funding, and so far, our legislature and our governor have offered no serious solutions. Stealing money from … Read More

Ducey’s Empty Education Promises

Emily Kirkland#RedforEd

Teachers across the state of Arizona are rallying, protesting and speaking out on a scale that hasn’t been seen in decades. And Governor Doug Ducey and his fellow Republicans are absolutely terrified. Last week, after massive teacher-led walk-ins across the state, Governor Ducey spoke at a hastily-arranged press conference and told Arizona teachers that they’d be getting a 9{28335ed37dd724deee500aa029442e0d9d58206d63320e844ba7e9fe720a29c1} raise … Read More

Last Week This Morning: As #RedforEd Grows, Gov. Ducey Reacts

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Tweet of the Week Read This Governor Doug Ducey and his fellow Republicans are absolutely terrified of the power of the grassroots #RedforEd movement. Read our statement on Ducey’s education shell game. APS has spent more on the 2018 elections than any other public company in the nation. Because why wouldn’t a utility company be focused on electing politicians they like rather than, say, … Read More

Gov. Ducey Is Terrified of #RedforEd

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Governor Doug Ducey and his fellow Republicans are absolutely terrified of the power of the grassroots #RedforEd movement. Yesterday afternoon, after massive teacher-led walk-ins across the state, Governor Ducey spoke at a hastily-arranged press conference and told Arizona teachers that they’d be getting a 9% raise this year and a 20% raise in the next three years. Quite an about-face from … Read More

ProgressNow Arizona Reaction to Governor Ducey’s Teacher Pay Proposal

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Today Governor Ducey announced a last minute funding proposal to appease Arizona educators. Governor Doug Ducey and his fellow Republicans are clearly terrified of the power of the grassroots RedforEd movement. However, the Governor made no mention of how he would pay for his proposed 20 percent over three years salary increase for teachers. As of now, Republican House and … Read More

Last Week This Morning: From 50th place to…49th?

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Tweet of the Week Read This In places like Arizona, GOP state legislators have spent years cutting public services like education while giving huge hand-outs to rich people and corporations. Now, even their own voters are pushing back. Yuma teacher starts commuting to California to work — and doubles his salary. 9 out of 10 Tempe voters wanted more disclosure of dark money … Read More

Redistricting is a fight for First Peoples and People of Color #AZPowerGrab

Dominique Medina#AZPowerGrab

The leadership in the Senate wants to change the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (SCR 1034), potentially favoring one party. These changes primarily impact low-income people of color. By putting our communities’ voters into different districts, this initiative could potentially skew elections, unfairly precluding our indigenous tribal communities, small towns and people of color from electing people from their community to … Read More

Tax Cuts for billionaires, peanuts for teachers

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Do you make more than $5 million a year? If not, you’re out of luck: the bill currently being pushed by House Speaker JD Mesnard won’t help you much. As teachers across the state organize to demand adequate funding for our schools, Speaker Mesnard’s top priority is giving a tax cut to billionaires. HB2528 would give a huge tax cut to 183 Arizonans … Read More