“We Don’t Need No Education”

Thanks to Nobel-Prize-Winning Economist Paul Krugman for writing yesterday’s column in the New York Times explaining why Republicans ended up at war with America’s schoolteachers. Here are some excerpts: “At the state and local levels, the conservative obsession with tax cuts has forced the G.O.P. into what amounts to a war on education, and in […]

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Ducey Runs from #RedforEd on the Backs of the Neediest

Ducey’s story about how he plans to pay for a 20% raise for teachers will probably change, but on April 16 this was it: “Sweep” $2 million in funding from the developmentally disabled, $1 million from healthcare in prisons, $8 million in funding for universities, and $37 million in funds from other agencies, primarily the […]

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Will Republicans nullify Prop 305 before voters can have their say? 

There are still persistent reports that the Legislature will again try to make an end run around the voters and repeal the bill (SB1431) they passed last year, which is scheduled to be voted on by the citizens of this state in November because Save Our Schools gained enough signatures to put it on the ballot for […]

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Do You Believe in Miracles? Ducey would like us to when it comes to education funding.

Facing the threat of a politically damaging teacher’s strike, Governor Ducey suddenly found (or says he found) money in the state budget to give teacher’s a 20% hike, bringing them into the middle of the pack of states on teacher pay. But wait, this year he says he can only find enough for a 9% […]

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Coconino Voices: Gov. Ducey already knows how to subtract

Local teacher and progressive, Derek Born, has this almost right. What he says about Ducey’s fake support for education is spot on. But, it’s not enough to just subtract our votes from Ducey’s column. We have to add votes for the Democrat who opposes him — or Ducey will win again. It’s critical that people […]

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AZ Ed Funding “a Burning, Heaping Mess”

Arizona funding for education is “a burning, heaping mess.” And, that’s the description applied by a Republican. State Treasurer (soon to be Trump’s head of NASA) Steve DeWit “compared the status of Prop. 123 to telling a person who was hand-building an airplane that the plane will crash, and then watching that person crash the plane […]

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Red for Ed — Day of Action

Wear #REDforED and stand in solidarity with teachers’ demands for fair and professional pay! AZ teachers, schools, and students deserve proper funding. If you think education is fundamentally important to our community, please join us for our first local event in partnership with Flagstaff Education Association and all educators in Northern Arizona!

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Sylvia Allen Claims to be for Education: This Bill is a Big Test

On Monday, the Arizona Senate is planning to consider SB1392, another permanent tax cut. This cut would leave our already anemic state budget with another $120 million loss that will grow exponentially over time, according to projections from the Arizona League of Cities and Towns. The cut will also slash $14 million from Prop 301 […]

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Democrats of the Red Rock Breakfast

DAVID SCHAPIRA, CANDIDATE FOR ARIZONA’S SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION AND CURT IRELAND, LEGAL EXPERT TO SPEAK AT DORR BREAKFAST, FEBRUARY 15.   David Schapira, Candidate for Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction will be a featured speaker at the Democrats of the Red Rocks (DORR) breakfast meeting on Thursday, February 15, at 8AM at the Olde […]

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Charter schools bilk you, dump kids and … Republican lawmakers don’t care

Even though they get your tax dollars, Charter Schools don’t have to share financial information or be monitored by the state like regular public schools. They don’t have to disclose how much they pay their administrators, or anyone else. There is no competitive bid process; nepotism runs rampant. Democrats have introduced a series of bills that would, in essence, […]

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