State Capitol News

AP-NORC Poll: Amid Strikes, Americans Back Teacher Raises

Apr 23, 2018
Matt York/AP

Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise.

Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic

Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he will challenge Gov. Doug Ducey in this year's Republican primary election.

AP Photo/Matt York

Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states.

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File

The state PTA has pulled its support from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's plan to give teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020, saying its funding sources are not sustainable.

The Arizona Legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to a proposal allowing victims of sexual misconduct to talk to police or testify in a criminal case even if they signed a non-disclosure agreement as part of a civil settlement.

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