20 percent

May 4, 2018

The total overall pay raise Arizona teachers will be receiving over a two-year period. Teachers in the state have walked out of class all week to protest low pay and low school funding. Late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, the state legislature finally approved a pay raise deal for some (though not all) teachers. Gov. Doug Ducey signed the deal right away. The deal did not provide for new education funding or raises for non-instructional school staff, frustrating teachers. But most will reportedly end the strike to avoid jeopardizing public support.