Arizona teacher: Daughter makes more as a nanny

Arizona teacher: Daughter makes more as a nanny

Teachers' retirement savings may also take a hit under a state bill to reform the Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA), which has about $32 billion in unfunded debt.

Why do they say this is necessary?

Martinez said she was prepared to take her children back Friday and next week to the center, which offers activities that include arts and crafts and dodgeball.

Ducey said he understands the "pain and pressure" felt by parents regarding Thursday's teacher strike, but adds he needs their help in order to pass his plan.

The Arizona American Federation of Teachers, or AFT, on Wednesday offered its own proposal, which it said would pay for school funding and teacher raises.

According to the state, in budget year 2017-18 the budget legislation provides more than $6.6 billion in funding to Colorado school districts.

As teachers waited for educational funding for our community public schools, our Legislature found money to fund private school vouchers. A grandparent of four granddaughters who have attended Kyrene community public schools, I made a decision to attend the Red for Ed Rally. Widefield School District 3 already had planned to have no classes on Friday.

Colorado actually ranks 31 in teacher pay, not 46 as the NEA previously reported. But the district will also be providing breakfast and lunch services at select locations because, like many districts, a number of MUSD students rely on these meals.

Over a megaphone, gubernatorial candidate Cary Kennedy called for action.

Kerrie Dallman, a union president in Colorado, described to the Times how education spending has decreased as other sectors in the state are booming. If this is what it takes, then we need to be out here for the next generation.

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Reasons for participating in the rally differed.

At the rally at Flagstaff City Hall, Travis Doerfler, a fifth-grade teacher at Kinsey Elementary and co-coordinator of the march, said he was impressed with the turnout.

Michelle Novelli, an education professor at NAU, said she was proud of her students who showed up for the march. The loss of revenue has left the state with little money to pump into schools or salaries.

Mesa Public Schools Superintendent Michael Cowan sent an email to teachers on Monday telling them that "a walkout could mean a loss of public support", according to The Arizona Republic. What he doesn't want is for kids to be unsupervised and have free rein to roam around while schools are closed.

The teachers are demanding an immediate 20 percent increase to salaries which are among the lowest in the country, increased pay for support staff, restoring education funding to 2008 levels, and a freeze on tax cuts until the state's education budget reaches the national average. Still, Wenning says it's worth the financial hit to stand up for her students. "I think it's important for our entire community to have a well-educated populace".

In a statement posted on the district's Facebook page, the district expressed its support for teachers who called off work. He wants to see higher salaries, more vocational programs and better special education.

Teachers said they won't return to work until they feel their message has been heard, CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas reports.

Kallie Leyba, president of the Douglas County Federation, the local teachers' union, was thrilled with the turnout.

Many districts, like Weld RE-4 (Windsor), are organizing walk-ins. She was disappointed with the weather, which with temperatures in the 40s in the morning, forced many to bundle up in sweatshirts and jackets.

Good teachers are teachers who don't believe that every student is "uniquely brilliant", and, therefore, should not be held to normal standards of learning.