Red for Ed

Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic

Arizona's largest teachers union and other groups say they'll ask voters to raise taxes on people with high incomes to pay for teacher raises. 

KNAU's Steve Shadley

Arizona lawmakers start a new legislative session in Phoenix Monday and pay raises for public schoolteachers is expected to be a big issue. The economy is showing strong growth and officials estimate the state budget surplus has reached hundreds of millions of dollars. Some of that money is expected to go to teachers who were promised incremental pay raises in 2018 as announced by Governor Doug Ducey. KNAU’s Steve Shadley spoke to Derek Born, a Flagstaff teacher and member of the “Red for Ed” group that rallied for raises, about what teachers might receive in their paychecks this year…


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The Arizona Legislature is giving new life to a bill targeting teachers who try to influence students' political or religious views despite concerns by a legislative lawyer that it's unconstitutional.

Tom Tingle/The Republic

The man named Arizona's Teacher of the Year for his work in special education and the woman who heads the teacher's union for their district have been disciplined for allegedly advocating for a state education ballot initiative at work.

Arizona voters have rejected a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher program criticized as a move to drain money from public schools and give it to rich parents to fund their kids' private school tuition.

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