Arizona Teachers Vote to Walk Out

posted by Aaron Trimmer - 

The Arizona Education Association announced on Thursday that the state's teachers have voted to walkout from schools.  Leaders in the #RedfoEd movement said the walkout is expected to begin on Thursday 4/26.

Joe Thomas, president of the AEA, said 78 percent of teachers voted in favor of a walkout.  Over 57,000 teachers voted.

Gov. Doug Ducey last week proposed a plan that would give teachers a 20 percent pay raise by 2020. 

Members of the #RedforEd movement say the governor's plan doesn't address other demands, including pay increases for support staff and a return of school funding to pre-recession spending levels.

Many local area school boards have come out with public support for #RedForEd. 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey responded to the vote on twitter.

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