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

Gov. Ducey Is Terrified of #RedforEd

Josselyn and Emily#RedforEd

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

BREAKING: School funding talks break down

progressnowazUncategorized

Education advocates end negotiations on the Prop 301 lawsuit. Proposition 301 was passed by us—the voters—to mandate the legislature fund schools for inflation every year. Since 2009, the legislature has refused to follow the law, even after the courts ruled in favor of schools. Enough is enough. With $785 million in reserves, our legislature has more than enough money to … Read More

Pay Your Bills

progressnowazBlog

We know what happens when everyday Americans don’t pay their bills. Late notices fill the mailbox. Collectors start calling. The matter ends up in court. When these individuals have the resources to pay but refuse to do so, they’re called “dead beats” or “scammers.” Arizona has a major problem with “dead beat scammers,” or as they are more commonly known, … Read More