Flagstaff Teachers Request Attendance at FUSD Board Meeting

A resolution of interest to the community will be presented to the FUSD governing board on Tuesday, May 23. A group of teachers in FUSD began working on this as something specific to immigrant students, but it has evolved to also include other students/groups/families that are most vulnerable to discriminatory policies and practices. The District’s attorney […]

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Repair backlog for schools isn’t due to trial lawyers | Editorial | azdailysun.com

Gov. Doug Ducey has it in for “trial lawyers” – unless they are working for him. The Governor’s budget priorities are wrong as is his memory about use of trial lawyers. Source: Repair backlog for schools isn’t due to trial lawyers | Editorial | azdailysun.com

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Arizona Budget: Call for Teacher Raises

The Arizona Legislature will be voting on the budget this week and sending it to Governor Ducey to sign. It is critical that legislators know that increased teacher pay is a priority with their constituents. Teachers would like to see 4% pay increase and while they deserve a higher increase, if that is a realistic […]

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Education Funding Malfeasance

Four weeks into the 2016–2017 school year, Arizona saw 53 percent of its district classrooms without a certified teacher; over 2,000 had no teacher and another 2,000 had an uncertified person at the head of the class. Source: Misogynistic Malfeasance | Blog for Arizona And, from Laurie Roberts, AZCentral: Gov. Doug Ducey said it was […]

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Gov. Doug Ducey’s education plan helps Arizona’s wealthiest

A $38 million program Gov. Doug Ducey is pitching as a way to boost high-performing schools would most benefit the state’s richest district and charter schools. “A For Arizona,” an education advocacy group under the umbrella of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, appears to be the biggest voice of support Source: Gov. Doug […]

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Give resounding no to school vouchers

February 26, 2017, Arizona Daily Sun Senator Debbie Lesko’s proposed SB 1431 sounds like a bureaucratic nightmare and detrimental to public education. I am opposed to school vouchers for many reasons. According to an article in the Arizona Daily Sun (February 16, 2017), vouchers would cost “tens of millions.” The state would be spending an […]

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Sylvia Allen Votes To Cut School Funding

Senator Sylvia Allen Needs to Go.  Democrat Nikki Bagley nearly unseated her in 2016 and the Coconino County Democrats can’t wait to take a run at Allen again in 2018. This week, she’s voted to cut $211 Million from Arizona schools. Legislators aiming to CUT $211 million from Arizona’s schools? Voting yes to bring the […]

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Take Action for Arizona Education!

IMPORTANT ACTION ITEM for Saturday-Monday (multiple contacts needed so it will take a little more time from you than some actions): The Arizona Legislature convenes on Monday. NOW is the time to hold their feet to the fire on education funding.  Write and then call the Senate and House leadership and your senator and representatives. […]

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